Protests Rage on in Minneapolis in Reaction to Death of George Floyd
Protesters damage a police precinct in Minneapolis overnight as many residents continue to call for action in the death of George Floyd who was killed while being taken into police custody.
500 solders from the Minnesota National Guard have been deployed to the area to maintain order. Protesters gather near the 3rd precinct police building while it burned. This is the 3rd day of protests following the death of Floyd. Four police officers have been fired after a video surfaced showing Floyd on the ground with an officers knee on his neck while Floyd repeatedly said he could not breathe.
Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey talks about the latest developments in his city. He says he decided to evacuate a police precinct which was set on fire.
Fox News reports on the outrage and protests in Minneapolis which continued through the night.
Shreveport Mayor Adrian Perkins comments about what happened in Minneapolis where George Floyd died when a police officer put his knee on the back of Floyd's neck for several minutes even though Floyd kept saying he could not breathe. Shreveport's Mayor spoke with Mayor Frey in Minneapolis.
Read more about a Shreveport officer placed on leave after posting on social media about what's happened in Minneapolis.
Click here to read the transcript of the 911 call which prompted the police to respond on the original call.
Protests have also happened in other cities across the country in response to the death of George Floyd.