*Chaos erupted at a Minneapolis protest Tuesday night over George Floyd’s death on Monday
*Police in riot gear threw tear gas and rubber bullets at people who held banners saying ‘I can’t breathe’
*Demonstrators were pictured with milk doused in their faces to limit the effects of the gas
*Protesters were demanding the white cops are charged over the black man’s death
*A video emerged Monday showing white cop Derek Chauvin kneeling on Floyd’s neck during his arrest
*Floyd was heard repeatedly telling cops he was in pain and could not breathe before losing consciousness
*Minneapolis Police Department confirmed the man later died in the hospital and four officers have been fired
*FBI and state authorities are now investigating the man’s death
*George Floyd’s family said the cops ‘murdered’ Floyd and are calling for officers to face murder charges
Minneapolis cops in riot gear have fired rubber bullets at thousands of defiant protesters who took to the streets to demand justice for George Floyd, the black man who died after a white officer was filmed kneeling on his neck during his arrest.
Demonstrators carrying picket signs reading ‘I can’t breathe’ and ‘Justice 4 Floyd’ surrounded a police precinct Tuesday night after the disturbing video of 46-year-old Floyd begging the cop to stop before falling unconscious was shared online.
Four members of the Minneapolis Police Department who were involved in Monday’s incident have now been fired, and the FBI and state law enforcement authorities have launched an investigation into the man’s death.
The victim’s heartbroken family have called for the cops to be charged with murder and their lawyer revealed white cop Derek Chauvin knelt on Floyd’s neck for a staggering eight minutes during the arrest for forgery.
Floyd worked as a security guard at Conga Latin Bistro, a local bistro in Minneapolis. The bar’s owners have described him as a ‘very calm, nice guy’ who was not the type to be ‘aggressive’ or ‘disrespectful’.
The demonstrators demanded the arrest of the four officers but were met with rubber bullets and tear gas fired by masked cops as the city’s streets descended into chaos.
Some protestors had to have their faces doused in milk to limit the effects of the gas while others ran for cover. [DailyMail]