Rioters cut a path of destruction through the streets of Minneapolis and Los Angeles following the release of more viral video of a black man killed while being taken into police custody.
Violent protests in Minneapolis last night and one person is dead. Police say the shooting happened outside a pawn shot late Wednesday night.
Police haven’t said if the shooting victim was looting, as people continued to protest the death of an unarmed black man in police custody earlier this week.
In Los Angeles, protestors temporarily blocked Highway 101 and clung to a California Highway Patrol cruiser during a downtown demonstration Wednesday over the death of George Floyd.
Floyd, 46, died Monday night in Minneapolis, with video later showing him on the ground with a police officer’s knee pressed against his neck.
“I can’t breathe” and “Don’t kill me,” Floyd shouts in the video, which has sparked outrage across the U.S. and led to the firings of four Mineapolis police officers. Protests continuing in Minnesota on Wednesday erupted into violence and looting.
So far the officer who knelt on Floyd’s neck leading to his death has not been charged with a crime, but has been fired.
President Trump on Wednesday ordered the FBI and Justice Department to investigate the case.