Violent Protests Erupts into Riots in Minneapolis Over Death of George Floyd, DOJ Makes Case ‘Top Priority’
By Fox News // May 28, 2020
Looting, Vandalism runs rampant throughout Minneapolis
ABOVE VIDEO: Minneapolis protesters set fires, loot stores after George Floyd’s death.
(FOX NEWS) – The Justice Department said Thursday morning that it has made the federal investigation into George Floyd’s death a “top priority” and assigned experienced prosecutors to investigate the killing of the Minneapolis black man by a white police officer.
It has also promised a “robust” probe by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, as another night of protests, rioting, and looting gripped Minneapolis.
Floyd, 46, died Monday night after being handcuffed and pinned to the ground by Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin.
Chauvin, along with three other police officers involved in the incident, Thomas Lane, Tou Thao, and J. Alexander Kueng, were fired from the force Tuesday.
On Wednesday, Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey demanded the arrest of Chauvin, the police officer seen on camera kneeling on Floyd’s neck as he struggled to breathe.
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The smoke billowing from the Auto Zone pic.twitter.com/Bqnypu8nr9
— Ricardo Lopez (@rljourno) May 28, 2020
I came back out. This is my neighborhood. You can see flames for a mile and feel the heat from a block away pic.twitter.com/0kmkBqcFZJ
— Max Nesterak (@maxnesterak) May 28, 2020
Protesting has extended outside of Minnesota and into Los Angeles, California, on Wednesday.
— Veronica Miracle (@ABC7Veronica) May 28, 2020
The #GeorgeFloyd protest in #DowntowLA has ended, mostly peacefully. #LAPD gave demonstrators 5 min to leave or face arrest. All left through tunnel. Some damage to street lights and bus stops. pic.twitter.com/QCkscdLMlK
— Doualy Xaykaothao (@DoualyX) May 28, 2020
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