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George Floyd death: The cities where people are protesting and rioting

The death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who died in police custody after a white officer kneeled on his neck for more than 8 minutes, has sparked widespread violent protests in dozens of American cities.

Floyd, 46, was pronounced dead Monday night after he was pinned to the ground under the knee of Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, who is white. In a video recorded by a bystander, Floyd is heard saying he cannot breathe.

Four police officers – Chauvin, Tomas Lane, Tou Thao, and J. Alexander Kueng – were fired from the force Tuesday. Chauvin was arrested Friday and charged with murder in the third degree.

In the days since his death, unrest in every corner of the country left charred and shattered landscapes in dozens of American cities. Here is a list of some of the cities where protests have erupted:

 Minneapolis, Minn.

Minneapolis has been the epicenter of protests since the death Monday of Floyd after a police officer pressed his knee on Floyd's neck for several minutes. The protests have spread to cities across the United States.

Peaceful protests broke out a day after Floyd’s death. The demonstrations quickly escalated to outright violence and looting. For several days after, city residents woke up to fires still burning from the violent protests.

The building of the Minneapolis Police’s 3rd Precinct was overtaken by protesters and burned down. Demonstrators then converged about four miles near the 5th Precinct building.

 Early Saturday morning, protesters were seen defying curfew orders issued by Frey as firefighters sought to put out several business fires after the fourth night of unrest. The curfew lasts from 8 p.m. until 6 a.m. and any violation of it could lead to a misdemeanor charge, which entails 90 days in jail and a $1,000 fine.

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