28 May 2020

Tear gas fired at protesters in Minneapolis after death of George Floyd in police custody

Washington Correspondent

There’s been a second night of violent protests in the US city of Minneapolis in response to the death in police custody of a black man. George Floyd died after a white police officer knelt on his neck during an arrest, his struggle to breath caught on camera by an onlooker.

The four officers involved in the incident have been sacked and the mayor of Minneapolis has called for calm. But as our Washington Correspondent Siobhan Kennedy reports, the protests are now spreading to other cities too.