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USA: Volunteers gather in Minneapolis to clean up after night of destruction

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Volunteers gathered in Minneapolis on Saturday to clean up following a night of destruction after protests against the killing of George Floyd spiralled into violence and vandalism.

Locals brandished brooms and trash bags as they set about cleaning up the city amid the charred remains of several buildings torched during rioting. A small protest calling for justice for Floyd also gathered in the city.

Protests have taken place across the US in reaction to Floyd’s death, with looting and burning also occurring in some areas, including Minneapolis.

Floyd, a Houston native, died in Minneapolis earlier this week after a police officer knelt on his neck for almost nine minutes as he was recorded saying, “I can’t breathe” and “Don’t kill me.”

Four officers involved in the incident have since been fired. The officer who knelt on Floyd was arrested and charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter on Friday.

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