Parts on Minneapolis were burning Thursday morning following protests over the death of an African-American, George Floyd sparked riots and clashes between law enforcement and protesters.
Demonstrators also marched in at least two other major US cities overnight over Monday’s death of Floyd, who died pleading for help as a white police officer pinned him by the neck to the ground.
A man was fatally shot near the protests, police said early Thursday. One person was arrested, and police said they are investigating the nature of the incident.
George Floyd was on Monday evening arrested after police were called to investigate alleged forgery. He was handcuffed on the ground and pleaded that he could not breathe as a police officer held him down with his knee on his neck. Three other officers were also at the scene.
President Donald Trump in a tweet called Floyd’s death “sad and tragic”, and all four officers have been fired, as prosecutors said they had called in the FBI to help investigate the case.
Minnesota State Governor , Tim Walz urged people to leave the area around the precinct where several fires were burning, warning of the “extremely dangerous situation” in a tweet late Wednesday.