Confrontations Between Police And Protesters In New York; Buffalo Protester Injured

Confrontations Between Police And Protesters In New York; Buffalo Protester Injured

Confrontations Between Police And Protesters In New York; Buffalo Protester Injured

In New York, thousands marched over Brooklyn Bridge, while in Washington and Los Angeles curfews were lifted and crowds reduced.

The order, along with a civil rights charge filed by the state human rights department this week, comes amid a nationwide uprising over Floyd's killing by now-former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin and three other officers who failed to intervene in Chauvin's attack.

George Floyd's hearse arrives at North Central University for the first of several memorial services. "The pandemic of racism and discrimination". Floyd died May 25 after a white Minneapolis police officer pressed his knee into Floyd's neck, ignoring the African American man's pleas that he couldn't breathe. Sharpton said he saw white people outnumbering black people in some marches and calling for justice. "It's time for us to stand up in George's name and say, 'Get your knee off our necks!'"

"Personally, I think you can't riot everyday for nearly a week", said Costa Smith, 26, who was protesting in downtown Atlanta.

Lucero said the changes go further than the department's current policies.

Hall, 42, said he visited a memorial for Floyd and then hitchhiked to Houston, where he was arrested Monday on outstanding warrants for felony possession of a firearm, felony domestic assault and felony drug possession. "Underlying social tensions buttressed by anxiety and fear dominate online discussions and illustrate how George Floyd's death became a catalyst for unresolved grievances to manifest into violence".

Brandon and Philonise Floyd, brothers of George Floyd embrace while listening to Shareeduh Tate speak. "Make America Not Embarrassing Again", read another.

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In the USA, where protests had been marked by bouts of lawlessness since last week, relative quiet prevailed for a third straight night Thursday, a day after prosecutors charged the three other officers at the scene and filed a new, more serious count of murder against Chauvin.

Extra police will be on hand for a downtown Billings protest Sunday afternoon, but police and protest organizers said jointly in a Thursday conference that they won't tolerate criminal behavior.

Buffalo police initially said in a statement that a person "was injured when he tripped & fell", WIVB-TV reported, but Capt. Jeff Rinaldo later told the TV station that the police commissioner had ordered an internal affairs investigation. Alabama's port city of Mobile removed a statue of a Confederate naval officer early Friday after days of protests there, while Fredericksburg, Virginia, removed a 176-year-old slave auction block from downtown after several years of efforts by the NAACP.

A Republican senator, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, broke ranks with her party meanwhile and revealed she was "struggling" with whether to support President Donald Trump's re-election.

"I thought General Mattis's words were true and honest and necessary and overdue", Murkowski told reporters.

As protests mount around the world over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, French police have banned a demonstration planned to take place in front of the US Embassy in Paris on Saturday. The measure calls for improved training for police departments and standards for how the use of deadly force and misconduct are investigated, among other aims.

The autopsy, in listing cardiopulmonary arrest as the cause of Floyd's death, also cited "complicating law enforcement subdual, restraint and neck compression".

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