"This is the same city that George Floyd grew up in". Massive riots have swept across the U.S. after African American George Floyd, died in hospital followng the now ex-police officer kneeling on his neck for 8 minutes, despite George's pleas to let him breathe. The incident was captured on video.
Peaceful protests are also scheduled to take place in Hyde Park, Parliament Square and the U.S. Embassy on June 3, 6 and 7, respectively.More news: Seattle protests turn violent, National Guard activated
Turner spoke alongside Houston Police Chief Art Acevdeo, who said his department had arrested more than 130 people since protests began Friday in the nation's fourth-largest city.
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Minneapolis policeman Derek Chauvin has been charged with third-degree murder, but lawyer Benjamin Crump told CBS news it was a case of first-degree murder.
In countries with authoritarian governments, state-controlled media showcased the demonstrations in the context of US government complaints about crackdowns on protesters in other countries, such as China's treatment of pro-democracy demonstrators in Hong Kong. "The protesters in that video did the wrong thing to surround that police auto, period", he said. A small group in Trafalgar Square copied Kaepernick and knelt for Floyd, chanting "No Justice, No Peace", raising a gripped fist to the sky, purportedly referring to Minnesota police's slow response to Floyd's horrid death. "American police commit such high-profile crimes all too often".More news: SpaceX Astronauts Dock with International Space Station