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George Floyd death: Minneapolis clashes run into third night

The US city of Minneapolis has endured a third night of clashes between police and protesters.
George Floyd death: Minneapolis clashes run into third night

The unrest follows the death of an unarmed black man in police custody in the city on Monday.Video of the death shows George Floyd, 46, groaning "I can't breathe" and "don't kill me" as a white policeman kneels on his neck.
George Floyd death: Minneapolis clashes run into third night

George Floyd death: Minneapolis clashes run into third night

George Floyd death: Minneapolis clashes run into third night

On Thursday, police officers fired tear gas and rubber bullets in an attempt to disperse a crowd outside the 3rd Precinct police station, the epicentre of the unrest.
George Floyd death: Minneapolis clashes run into third night

But the cordon around the police station was eventually breached by protesters, who set fire to it and two other nearby buildings, as officers withdrew.
George Floyd death: Minneapolis clashes run into third night

The Minneapolis Police Department said in a statement that the 3rd Precinct had been evacuated shortly after 22:00 "in the interest of the safety of our personnel".
George Floyd death: Minneapolis clashes run into third night

George Floyd death: Minneapolis clashes run into third night

The unrest continued despite the governor of Minnesota ordering the deployment of hundreds of members of the National Guard to restore order.
George Floyd death: Minneapolis clashes run into third night

George Floyd death: Minneapolis clashes run into third night

George Floyd death: Minneapolis clashes run into third night

There have also been protests in Chicago, Illinois; Los Angeles, California; and Memphis, Tennessee.
George Floyd death: Minneapolis clashes run into third night

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