'We're sick of it': Anger over police killings shatters US

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Protesters block downtown Vancouver streets as unrest over killing of George Floyd grows in U.S.

FRANCE 24 reports from Minneapolis.

In New York City, police cars clashed with protesters marching against the death of George Floyd.

Most of the damage was to stores located near the state Capitol, but police said stores throughout the city, including at shopping malls several miles away, were also damaged.

His death is one of a litany of racial tragedies that have thrown the country into chaos amid the coronavirus pandemic that has left millions out of work and killed more than 100,000 people in the US, including disproportionate numbers of black people. "They're repeated violent terrorist offenses, and people need to stop killing black people", Brooklyn protester Meryl Makielski said. Almost a third of those arrests came in Los Angeles, where the governor declared a state of emergency and ordered the National Guard to back up the city's 10,000 police officers as dozens of fires burned across the city.

The precinct was destroyed in a fire Thursday night set by rioters after Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey ordered police to vacate the building.

Many protests were peaceful, but violence erupted at others, leading to the mayors of many U.S. cities bringing in curfews.

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Following Mr Floyd's death, protests began in Minneapolis and have spread to cities across America.

Floyd's death has sparked widespread outrage across the United States - fueling ongoing conversations about racial inequality and police brutality and causing protests in major cities from coast to coast. Authorities said that number would soon rise to almost 11,000. Some protesters also attacked a NY police van, spray painting it and breaking windows.

Floyd, who was black and handcuffed, died while being arrested by Minneapolis police for suspicion of passing a counterfeit bill on May 25. Floyd's death Monday in police custody. Many departments reported injured officers, while social media was awash in images of police using forceful tactics, throwing protesters to the ground, using bicycles as shields and trampling one protester while on horseback.

"The act of protesting should never be allowed to overshadow the reason we protest", Biden said in a late-night statement.

In Ferguson, Missouri, where Michael Brown Jr. was shot and killed by a white police officer in 2014, sparking a wave of protests throughout the country, six officers were hurt by thrown rocks and fireworks. The other three officers who took part in the arrest were fired, but they haven't been charged.

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