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Clashes between police and protesters spread across the United States

May 31, 2020

The death of black citizen George Floyd in Minneapolis during an arrest after a police officer was charged with murder has sparked a wave of protests, clashes and riots across the country in the United States, resulting in hundreds of arrests, police charges , Fires and several curfews in the country’s capitals ends.

The United States National Guard has mobilized in or is about to mobilize in 13 states. A dozen governors – Minnesota, Ohio, Georgia, Colorado, Wisconsin, Kentucky, Texas, Utah, Washington and Missouri – have publicly asked for their intervention to curb the unrest.

Even the U.S. Army has openly raised its intervention in the conflict. According to Pentagon sources at ABC News, Secretary of Defense Mark Esper has offered Minnesota governor Tim Walz the deployment of military police in the state, despite the fact that the governor has refused to see the impact of the law on mobilizing the approximately 2,500 personnel present in the city National Guard for a few hours.

Clashes between police and protesters spread across the United StatesClashes between police and protesters spread across the United States

In Los Angeles alone, 500 people have been arrested in the past 24 hours. The entire city is closed until 05:30 a.m. local time on orders from Mayor Eric Garcetti. The National Guard is already fully operational, while the police have accused groups of demonstrators in different parts of the city despite the restriction.