Riots rage across US over George Floyd death

Demonstrations that broke out in Minneapolis over the death of George Floyd spread across the United States as people took to the streets to protest police violence.

Minnesota’s governor said the tragedy of the death of George Floyd in police custody had morphed into “something much different – wanton destruction”.

New York, Atlanta, Portland and other cities have seen violence, while the White House was briefly locked down,the BBC reported.

African-American Floyd died after being arrested by the police in Minneapolis. Former police officer Derek Chauvin who knelt on Floyd’s neck for over eight minutes after detaining him was charged with third-degree murder.

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