The death of George Floyd, a black man who died after being arrested by police in Minneapolis, Minnesota, has led to serious unrest in the state for the second time in a row.
The protests, which took place right where Floyd would have died, began peacefully, but became “extremely violent,” denounced Governor Tim Walz, who asked residents to leave the area.
According to NBC News, one person has died after being shot as part of the protests, although looting and fires have also been reported in the region. The police have used tear gas to suppress the marches, which has led to confrontations between demonstrators and agents.
In the face of increasing violence, the Mayor of Minneapolis, Jacob Frey, has asked the National Guard for help to “keep the situation under control”. “I cannot endanger the security of innocent people,” he said before stressing, “that peaceful protests and security for everyone can be had.”