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Saturday, January 23, 2021

Demonstrations continue in Minneapolis in response to the killing of ‘George Floyd’

Minneapolis has seen a third day of vandalism and looting in protest against the death of 46-year-old George Floyd, who was killed by a police officer that knelt on his neck while in handcuffs.

The city’s Third Precinct police station was set on fire as retreating protestors reassembled and attacked the building while police used tear gas and rubber bullets on them.

According to fire officials, 16 buildings were set on fire.

President Donald Trump responded to the demonstrations and criticised the city’s mayor ‘Jacob Frey’, threatening to send National Guard to deal with the riots.

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