11 Of The Most Striking Photos From The Minneapolis Protests For George Floyd
George Floyd died after an officer knelt on his neck.
May 27, 2020 at 1:27 pm
Protesters in Minneapolis filled the streets and echoed the final words of George Floyd, who repeatedly pleaded for mercy before he was killed by police on Monday evening, as Blavity previously reported.
"I can't breathe, I can't breathe, I can't breathe," thousands of protesters chanted on Tuesday as they marched in unison at the site where the unarmed Black man was killed.
According to CBS Minnesota, the scene turned chaotic as protesters clashed with police at the 3rd Precinct, which is believed to be the workplace of the officers involved in the killing. Images of the protest showed demonstrators running for cover as police deployed chemicals.
Protesters fought back with whatever items they could find, throwing rocks and water bottles.
“It’s real ugly. The police have to understand that this is the climate they have created, this is the climate they created,” one protester told the news station.