Hundreds of protesters gathered on Tuesday evening to demand justice for George Floyd, an African American man who died after a white police officer knelt on his neck as he lay on the ground during an arrest. Footage of the incident showed Floyd shouting ‘I cannot breathe’ and ‘Don’t kill me’

Wed 27 May 2020 04.06 EDT

Protesters and police face each other. A video of Floyd’s arrest has sparked a fresh furore in the US over police treatment of African Americans
Photograph: Richard Tsong-Taatarii/AP
A protester holds a sign. Floyd repeatedly said ‘I can’t breathe’ while the officer detained him
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A man prays in front of a makeshift memorial for Floyd
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Protesters gather outside the police precinct
Photograph: Richard Tsong-Taatarii/AP
A Black Lives Matter poster at the protest
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Protesters gather in the rain near the spot where Floyd died
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Police dressed in tactical gear attempt to disperse the crowds
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People stand with raised fists as protesters march by
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Shawanda Hill (right), Floyd’s girlfriend, near the spot where he died
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Protesters at the scene where Floyd was pinned down by a police officer
Photograph: Eric Miller/Reuters
People hold up their fists after protesting near the spot where Floyd died
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Protesters march near the scene of the arrest
Photograph: Craig Lassig/EPA
A protester raises a fist
Photograph: Eric Miller/Reuters
A police officer throws a teargas canister towards protesters
Photograph: Carlos Gonzalez/AP
Protesters run from percussion grenades and teargas
Photograph: Carlos Gonzalez/AP
A man spraypaints a street light during the rally
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Protesters gather calling for justice for Floyd
Photograph: Carlos Gonzalez/AP
Protesters shout slogans
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The FBI and authorities in Minnesota announced on Tuesday they had launched an investigation into Floyd’s death
Photograph: Stephen Maturen/Getty Images
Tributes are left near a makeshift memorial to Floyd near the spot where he died
Photograph: Kerem Yucel/AFP/Getty Images

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