Protests rage across America after George Floyd’s death

Protests rage across America after George Floyd's death

Protesters continue to demonstrate following the death of George Floyd, a black man who died Monday in Minneapolis after pleading for help as a police officer pinned him to the ground.

One man was shot and killed when police and the National Guard opened fire following a confrontation between a group gathered in a parking lot and authorities attempting to disperse the crowd, officials said.

More than 4,000 people were arrested in U.S. cities over the weekend, according to the Associated Press. New York Mayor Bill de Blasio’s daughter, Chiara, was among the hundreds of people arrested in the city Saturday after failing to disperse, law enforcement sources told The Washington Post.

 

More than half of the nation’s governors have called in the National Guard to help quell the unrest. California state government buildings “in downtown city areas” will be closed Monday, officials said. A truck driver who barreled toward protesters filling a Minneapolis interstate has been arrested, according to police.

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