According to the officials, on Friday, officials took the Minneapolis policeman into custody and charged him with third-degree murder. He was accused of killing unarmed African-American George Floyd by kneeling on his neck.
One of the four officers involved in Floyd’s death, Derek Chauvin was fired after the video went viral. On Monday, Chauvin pinned his knee to Floyd’s neck for at least five minutes.
Floyd’s death sparked anger inside the hearts of a million Americans.
Till now several shops have damaged along with a fire set on the police station.
Amy Klobuchar, US Senator of Minnesota praised Chauvin’s arrest. She called this action as the first step for justice.
For Minneapolis Incident Barack Obama Said That In US Racism Cannot Be ‘normal’
On Tuesday, a viral video sparked anger in the US over African-Americans treatments by the police. The video showed a handcuffed black man dying while a Minneapolis officer knelt on his neck for more than five minutes.
Onlookers recorded the scene as Floyd, slowly grew silent and motionless. Further, not able to move even as the officers taunted him to “get up and get in the car.”
Later taken to a hospital, Floyd declared dead.
Federal authorities had made this case a top priority but made no arrest.
This outraged the protestors who later broke through law enforcement barriers to overtake the Minneapolis police station. That police station contained the four officers blamed for Floyd’s death.
On Friday, 500 troops were deployed for spreading peace. Moreover, US’ President Donald Trump called the protestors as “thugs”. He also blasted local officials. “These THUGS are dishonouring the memory of George Floyd, and I won’t let that happen,” Trump tweeted.
“Just spoke to (Minnesota) Governor Tim Walz and told him that the Military is with him all the way. Any difficulty and we will assume control but, when the looting starts, the shooting starts.”
Twitter concealed that tweet, saying it violated its policy on glorifying violence.
Barack Obama, The US’ Former President said that he feels the anger inside millions of Americans over Floyd’s death. He added that in the United States, racism can not be normal.