Protesters Hit the Streets in Multiple Cities Over Fatal Arrest of George Floyd

The four officers involved in the fatal arrest of George Floyd have now been identified. Many are calling for charges to be brought against them.

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Protesters have hit the streets in multiple cities as calls continue for charges to be brought against the officers involved in the fatal arrest of George Floyd.

A second evening of protests in Minneapolis, where Floyd's fatal arrest at the hands of Minneapolis Police Department officers, saw the use of tear gas by police and tense clashes between citizens and police.

On Tuesday night, Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz shared a message stating "the world is watching" the state now.

"We need to answer by saying and demonstrating peacefully that we will make change together," Gov. Walz said. "That's why I'm pushing for a full, fair, and expeditious investigation that will bring us closer to justice. We must continue to examine and address the systemic inequities and discrimination that led to this incident and far too many that have come before."

The half-built building across from Target is ablaze. "Be careful in that building," someone yells after a group of people that just went inside, "that's more than just wood burning in there."

— Libor Jany (@liborjany) May 28, 2020

So the protests were violent but the MURDER wasn’t?

— The Volatile Mermaid (@OhNoSheTwitnt) May 28, 2020

Meanwhile across the street, police are armored up and firing on protesters

— Max Nesterak (@maxnesterak) May 28, 2020

are you kidding me? helicopters and snipers for a protest? where was the energy when the white people went to the governors house with guns demanding to open up HAIR shops Minnesota? what reason should there be armed men on roofs #icantbreathe #Minneapolis

— rida (@outrorida) May 27, 2020

PerCNN, police said early Thursday that a man had been fatally shot near the sight of one protest. A person has been arrested and the incident is under investigation.

Protests were also documented in Los Angeles and Memphis, the latter of which saw the arrest of at least two people.

Police telling protesters to "leave area" but some sit in middle of road. Others shout "no racist police." Maybe about 200 pple left. Most folks are masked, and appear un-armed. Many left through tunnel. #GeorgeFloydprotest #DowntownLA

— Doualy Xaykaothao (@DoualyX) May 28, 2020

HAPPENING NOW: Protestors demonstrate for #GeorgeFloyd in front of the Midtown Memphis police precinct. A portion of Union Avenue is closed off.

— WREG News Channel 3 (@3onyourside) May 28, 2020

Aerial footage from Los Angeles shows protesters successfully blocking a highway:

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The officer who held his knee to George Floyd's neck during the fatal arrest has been identified as Derek Chauvin. The other three officers have been identified as Tou Thao, Thomas Lane, and J. Alexander Kueng.

Many are calling for charges, including Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey, who asked during a press conference on Wednesday "Why is the man who killed George Floyd not in jail?"

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