Minneapolis, the city where 45-year-old George Floyd was killed, protesters are taking to the streets for a fourth straight night. Despite an 8 p.m. curfew, the protest has spread out all across the city
Many cars and businesses are set on fire, and stores are looted in the last three nights. Tear gas and rubber bullets were used by police to disperse the crowd.
Tim Walz, the Minnesota State Governor, says those responsible for the fires and the looting are not honouring Floyd’s death.
The Minneapolis Fire Department have been working round the clock, trying to put out several businesses that were intentionally set on fire overnight.
Not only the government is trying to get the city back to normal, but dozens of people are showing up with brooms and trash bags, and they’re trying to clean up the mess left behind after peaceful protests turned into riots.
After four days, Derek Chauvin, the police officer involved in Floyd’s death has is arrested and charged with murder. The other officers who were involved in the killing of George Floyd are yet to be charged.
According to the national media, the protest isn’t only about George Floyd. Four years ago in 2016, Philando Castile, a black man who worked in a school cafeteria was sitting in his car when he was shot and killed by a police officer in Minnesota. The officer was not convicted in a court.