Clashes between protesters and law enforcement officials ended in the detention of most of the protesters.
NYPD detained 70 protesters that began after the death of 46-year-old African American George Floyd as a result of police actions in Minneapolis. This was announced on Friday, May 29, by NBC with reference to the police. According to it, about 100 people participated in a protest in Union Square in Manhattan, shouting various slogans against police violence. After this, clashes began between the demonstrators and the police.
The police say that two policemen were injured: one of them was hit in the face by a protester, the second was thrown into a garbage container, and hit on the head. It is also noted that one of the protesters carried a knife.
Protests took place in other major US cities: Los Angeles, Denver, Memphis, Phoenix, Columbus, Albuquerque, Louisville. In Louisville, seven people received gunshot wounds as a result of clashes with police officers.
Recall, George Floyd died after being detained by the police in intensive care. The man died after one of the police officers pressed his knee to his neck. The detainee said several times that he could not breathe and then lost consciousness. The incident was filmed by eyewitnesses begging the cop to remove the knee, but he did this only after the doctors arrived.