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Minneapolis Protesters Defy Curfew, Clash with National Guard

Minneapolis Protesters Defy Curfew, Clash with National Guard

Although some of the protesters appeared to be peaceful, opting to walk through the streets chanting Floyd’s name along with slogans such as “No Justice, No Peace,” a number were also observed hurling rocks at national guard units and setting fires.

Tensions rise in Minneapolis as some protesters hurl rocks at authorities and authorities respond with tear gas canisters and flash bangs.

In some portions of the city, most notably the area in which Floyd died, protesters openly clashed with the national guard as the curfew took effect.

The guards responded by “shooting what seemed to be rubber bullets” and throwing canisters of tear gas into the crowd, according to the Washington Post.

In the video, Floyd is heard pleading for help, claiming he cannot breathe, as Chauvin stands over him.

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