Hundreds of protesters gathered outside the White House on Sunday for a peaceful demonstration that turned more tense once night fell and the crowds grew. A police sergeant was hospitalized after being hit by a auto in the Bronx, where people tread Tuesday between broken-into buildings and a burned-out vehicle on the Grand Concourse, a commercial thoroughfare.
European Union foreign policy chief Josep Borrell's remarks in Brussels were the strongest so far to come out of the 27-nation bloc, saying Floyd's death was a result of an abuse of power.
A Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Tuesday found a majority of Americans sympathise with the protests.
NYPD officer struck in apparent hit-and-run in the BronxA video posted on social media shows a New York City police officer being struck by a vehicle early Tuesday in what appears to be a deliberate hit-and-run.
In many cases, police opted not to arrest peaceful offenders, for the sake of appeasement. The demonstrations were sparked by the killing of George Floyd, who suffocated on Monday last week when Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin knelt on his neck for almost nine minutes.
The survey conducted on Monday and Tuesday found 64% of American adults were "sympathetic to people who are out protesting right now", while 27% said they were not and 9% were unsure.
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With her 6-year-old daughter Gianna clinging to her, Roxie Washington told reporters she wants all four officers involved in Floyd's death to pay for the killing, which has sparked protests across the USA and the world. We saw a few incidents where people decide to do something illegal or violent right around the protest, but that was rare.
In a press conference on Tuesday, Gianna and her mother, Roxie Washington, stepped up to a podium to demand justice for the 46-year-old, who was killed while being detained by a Minneapolis police officer.
"I'm here for my baby and I'm here for George because I want justice for him. No matter what anybody thinks, he was good".
Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz, speaking after the new charges were announced, said the state and nation need to "seize the moment" and use the wrenching events of the past week to confront the effects of racism, including unequal educational and economic opportunities.
The additional officers will be deployed in areas where violence broke out and property was damage during the previous night's protests - specifically in lower Manhattan and Downtown Brooklyn.
Some critics said the calm came at a high price, as the city was forced to grind to a halt at 8 p.m., bridges were closed to traffic and police arrested dozens of orderly people for violating the curfew.
"Black lives matter in NY", the mayor attempted to say at the protest at Cadman Plaza at the base of the Brooklyn Bridge.
"There's been progress, but are we at a point where we can all celebrate?"
The report was commissioned after the racist murder of a black teenager, Stephen Lawrence, at a bus stop in south London in 1993. Floyd died in police custody on Memorial Day in Minneapolis.