im电竞官网-Protests erupted in Minneapolis Wednesday night in response to the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man, in police custody on Monday. Floyd was handcuffed and pinned to the ground by a white officer from the city's police department, who kneeled on Floyd's neck for a number of minutes while he pleaded that he could not breathe. Four officers involved in the incident have been fired, and Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey has called for the officer who knelt on Floyd to be arrested and charged.
im电竞官网-The initial protests Tuesday night were peaceful, but some elements of the street reaction escalated on Wednesday. Police fired tear gas and rubber bullets as some in the crowd moved on buildings, setting fire to some and looting businesses. In the end, what emerged was a portrait of a city on the edge of disorder, as photos and video of buildings ablaze, fire billowing up into the night sky, held promise of the tumultuous summer to come.
im电竞官网-Fire fighters work to put out a fire at a factory near the Third Police Precinct on May 27, 2020 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. A number of businesses and homes were damaged as the area has become the site of an ongoing protest after the police killing of George Floyd.
People continue the second day of protests in Minneapolis on Wednesday, May 27, 2020, over the death of George Floyd.
A car burns near the Third Police Precinct on May 27, 2020 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
A construction site burns in a large fire near the Third Police Precinct.
A construction site burns in a large fire near the Third Police Precinct on May 27, 2020 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
im电竞官网-A man hoses down the side of a house across the street from a large fire consuming a construction site.
A Wendy's restaurant burns near the Third Police Precinct on May 27, 2020 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
im电竞官网-People look on as a construction site burns in a large fire near the Third Police Precinct.
Protesters are shot with pepper spray as they confront police outside the Third Police Precinct.
im电竞官网-A woman sits in front of a line of police, holding up a peace sign.
Protestors, lit by a flash bang grenade thrown by police, sit in the road as police tear down a barricade on Wednesday, May 27, 2020.
im电竞官网-A flash bang grenade goes off near protestors on Wednesday, May 27, 2020.
im电竞官网-Police stand guard at protestors from the roof of the 3rd precinct.
People hold signs during the second day of protests.