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Violent protests erupt in US, hundreds detained

Violent protests erupt in US, hundreds detained

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Jun 01, 2020 - 12:15

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Thousands of angry Americans staged protests in big cities across the US after the killing of a black man by a police officer in Minneapolis.

Geprge Floyd, 46, was killed on Monday when video showed a white Minneapolis police officer kneeling on his neck for nearly nine minutes.

According to media reports, a curfew was enforced in Washington after infuriated demonstrators gathered in front of the White House.

The protestors set alight police stations, military vehicles and huge markets. In Philadelphia, rocks and Molotov cocktails were hurled at police.

Thieves in more than 20 California cities smashed their way into businesses and ran off with as much as they could carry -- boxes of sneakers, armloads of clothes and cellphones, TV sets and other electronics.

Tensions spiked outside the White House, the scene of three days of demonstrations, where police fired tear gas and grenades into a crowd of more than 1,000 protesters across the street in Lafayette Park.

On the other hand, US officials announced capturing the accused policeman. The police officer’s wife sent a letter to a court, seeking divorce from his husband.

sa/mud

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