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Saturday, 30 May 2020

Fury over George Floyd Sweeps US: Donald Trump Puts Army On Notice To Deploy To US Streets For First Time Since LA Riots In 1992 As 19-Year-Old is shot dead in Detroit and Minneapolis erupts for fourth night

White House goes into lockdown amid countrywide demonstrations over the death of George

Soldiers in North Carolina and New York must be ready to move into Minneapolis within four hours to tackle the escalating civil unrest spreading across America. This marks the first time these emergency powers have been evoked since 1992 when riots broke out in the streets of LA after black man Rodney King was beaten up by white cops. 

Violent protests demanding justice for George Floyd spread across the US Friday night. Looting broke out in Minneapolis as protesters defied curfew and the National Guard failed to keep control. In Atlanta, the CNN headquarters was under siege and protesters threw a smoke bomb at cops defending it. In New York, protesters surrounded a police precinct in Brooklyn where an NYPD cop was seen violently throwing a woman to the ground. 

The White House was forced to go into temporary lockdown as demonstrators tried to scale the walls. This comes as white cop Derek Chauvin was charged with murder Friday over Floyd's death but the other three cops still walk free.


Crowds took to the streets in the city after former officer Derek Chauvin was charged with murder over the death of Mr Floyd, a black man who was handcuffed and pleaded for air as an officer pressed his knee on his neck.
In Detroit last night, officers - many in riot gear - confronted the protesters in the Michigan city and formed lines across streets. Dozens of arrests were made and police said many were not Detroit residents.
By midnight, the crowd had thinned considerably as police shot canisters of gas toward the protesters. The demonstration began earlier in the day and was peaceful as protesters marched by Detroit Police Headquarters.
'We know that the individuals from outside the city of Detroit who converged at the protest location don't represent this city,' Police Chief James Craig said. The number of arrests and injuries is not yet available.
The move to put the Army on a short-term notice comes after the US President asked Defense Secretary Mark Esper for military options in tackling the escalating civil unrest spreading across America, according to sources.
Overnight, Mr Trump also commented on a tweet by Former Democrats for Trump about how Minneapolis was ruled by Democrats, saying: 'Time for a change! #2020', which was retweeted more than 25,000 times.
It comes as violent protests demanding justice for Mr Floyd spread across the US last night, with the CNN headquarters under siege in Atlanta, New York police officers fending off rioters from a police precinct in Brooklyn and the White House forced to go into lockdown as demonstrators tried to scale the walls.
Looting and fires broke out again in Minneapolis as protesters defied the state curfew and the National Guard failed to keep the city under control.
The protests have now reached all corners of America with break-off demonstrations springing up across states including New York, Kentucky, Texas, Georgia as the arrest of the white cop who knelt on Mr Floyd's neck has done little to quell the anger over the black man's death.  
Chaos exploded in Atlanta as demonstrators stormed and destroyed the CNN headquarters and fired a smoke bomb at cops trying to form a barrier to keep them out. 
In New York City, shocking footage showed an NYPD officer hurling a female protester to the ground in Brooklyn, while officers defended a police precinct amid fears it would be torched.
The White House was forced to go into temporary lockdown as protesters tried to scale the walls, battled with Secret Service agents and burned American flags outside the seat of the government.  
Minneapolis: Looting and fires broke out again in Minneapolis as protesters defied the state curfew and the National Guard failed to keep the city under control

Minneapolis: Looting and fires broke out again in Minneapolis as protesters defied the state curfew and the National Guard failed to keep the city under control
Minneapolis: A check-cashing business burns to the ground during protests Friday, as the Pentagon puts the military police on alert to send to the ravaged city

Minneapolis: A check-cashing business burns to the ground during protests Friday, as the Pentagon puts the military police on alert to send to the ravaged city
Protesters surround a Detroit Police car after a demonstrator was arrested during a protest in the Michigan city yesterday

Protesters surround a Detroit Police car after a demonstrator was arrested during a protest in the Michigan city yesterday
Protesters gather to protest the recent killing of George Floyd in Detroit, Michigan, yesterday - where one was shot dead

Protesters gather to protest the recent killing of George Floyd in Detroit, Michigan, yesterday - where one was shot dead
Protesters hold signs during a demonstration in Detroit, Michigan, today over the death of black man George Floyd

Protesters hold signs during a demonstration in Detroit, Michigan, today over the death of black man George Floyd
Detroit Police in riot gear sit in a police SUV during a demonstration in Detroit, Michigan, yesterday over the man's death

Detroit Police in riot gear sit in a police SUV during a demonstration in Detroit, Michigan, yesterday over the man's death
Atlanta: The CNN headquarters bore some of the brunt of the outrage as demonstrators vandalized the media firm's logo, scrawled profanities on the building and smashed up its windows

Atlanta: The CNN headquarters bore some of the brunt of the outrage as demonstrators vandalized the media firm's logo, scrawled profanities on the building and smashed up its windows
Atlanta: This came just hours after black CNN reporter Omar Jimenez was arrested on live on air Friday morning by Minnesota State Patrol while covering the Minneapolis protests

Atlanta: This came just hours after black CNN reporter Omar Jimenez was arrested on live on air Friday morning by Minnesota State Patrol while covering the Minneapolis protests
Brooklyn, New York: A burning police vehicle near the Barclays Center in the Brooklyn borough

Brooklyn, New York: A burning police vehicle near the Barclays Center in the Brooklyn borough
Brooklyn, New York: Thousands of cops took to the streets of Brooklyn in violent clashes with protesters

Brooklyn, New York: Thousands of cops took to the streets of Brooklyn in violent clashes with protesters 
Washington DC: US Secret Service form a line outside the White House as protesters attempt to breach their barricade
Washington DC: US Secret Service form a line outside the White House as protesters attempt to breach their barricade
Washington DC: The White House was forced to go into temporary lockdown as protesters tried to scale the walls, battled with Secret Service agents and burned American flags outside the seat of the government

Washington DC: The White House was forced to go into temporary lockdown as protesters tried to scale the walls, battled with Secret Service agents and burned American flags outside the seat of the government

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