• Mass Protests Continue In US Over Death Of Black Man By Police

Smoke billows from a fire in downtown Los Angeles during a protest Saturday.
Smoke billows from a fire in downtown Los Angeles during a protest Saturday.
Demonstrations continue to intensify across the United States following the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who died in Minneapolis, Minnesota after a white police officer pushed a knee into his neck for nearly nine minutes.

According to multiple U.S. media outlets, protests over the weekend broke out in more than 75 cities across the country, nearly half of them imposing curfews after some rallies grew violent.

National Guard members have been activated in 15 states as well as Washington, D.C.

While thousands of people marched peacefully in major cities like New York calling for an end to police killings of black Americans, hundreds were arrested on looting and vandalism charges.

Protesters are calling for all four police officers involved in Floyd's death last Monday to be charged.

Derek Chauvin, the officer seen pressing down on Floyd in a widely circulated video, has been charged with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.

The other officers were fired from their jobs.

Sunday's protests mark the sixth day since 46-year-old Floyd died while in police custody.

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