George Floyd killing: Curfews imposed across the US. Protests spread around the world

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Published on May 31, 2020 by

More than a dozen US cities have ordered night-time curfews as protests rage demanding justice for George Floyd, a black man in police custody, and an end to police violence against minorities. Curfews are in force in Los Angeles, Philadelphia and Atlanta among other cities. The unrest has been escalating across the country, as demonstrators took to the streets for the fifth day running. While many protests have been peaceful, some demonstrators have set police cars on fire and there have been incidents of looting. In Minneapolis, where the protests began, police have massed in large numbers and deployed tear gas and rubber bullets to clear demonstrators breaking an 8 pm curfew.
George Floyd’s death has also sparked demonstrations internationally, including in the German capital. Hundreds rallied in front of the US embassy in Berlin in solidarity. Several groups had called for the rally on social media, under the motto “Justice for George Floyd – against racist police violence.” And just a few miles away, graffiti of Floyd was painted onto a section of the Berlin Wall, together with the caption “I can’t breathe.”

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