Protesters Demanding Justice for Floyd George Got Tear Gas

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Minneapolis police fired tear gas and bean bag rounds at thousands of demonstrators who rallied outside a police station to protest the death of George Floyd.

Simmering community anger simmered over into violence on Tuesday night even after the city declared that the four officers involved had been fired. The protesters and Floyd’s family and are now demanding that the officers are charged with murder.

“They treated him worse than they treat animals,” said Philonise Floyd, the deceased man’s brother told CNN on Tuesday night. “They took a life — they deserve life.”

Some protesters climbed on top of the building while others threw bottles and rocks at police officers in riot gear.

The police responded by firing tear gas, rubber bullets, and flashbangs at protesters.

The department said in a statement Tuesday that after Floyd got out of the car he was sitting in, “he physically resisted officers” before they handcuffed him. However, CCTV footage of the arrest obtained by ABC suggests this was not the case.

The four officers, who have not been formally identified, are helping with the investigation into Floyd’s death, according to the Police Officers Federation of Minneapolis.

“Our officers are fully cooperating,” the union head, Lt. Bob Kroll, told local media. “We must review all video. We must wait for the medical examiner’s report.”

Hennepin County officials have said it could take at least three weeks to learn how exactly how Floyd died.


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