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USA: Protesters confront security forces outside White House in Washington DC

United States, Washington DC
June 4, 2020 at 10:42 GMT -00:00 · Published

A group of demonstrators protesting police brutality confronted armed security forces guarding a perimeter around the White House in Washington DC on Thursday.

The protesters could be heard chanting "shame on you," with one of them flashing a sign in an officer's face saying: "this is what democracy looks like."

Officers have been accused of not wearing identifiers on their uniform by local media.

The death of Houston native Floyd on May 25 sparked a wave of worldwide protests, with riots and looting also occurring in some areas, including Minneapolis.

Floyd died in Minneapolis on May 25 after a police officer knelt on his neck for almost nine minutes as he was recorded saying, "I can't breathe" and "Don't kill me."

Four officers involved in the incident have since been fired. The officer who knelt on Floyd was arrested and charged with murder and manslaughter.

USA: Protesters confront security forces outside White House in Washington DC00:19
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A group of demonstrators protesting police brutality confronted armed security forces guarding a perimeter around the White House in Washington DC on Thursday.

The protesters could be heard chanting "shame on you," with one of them flashing a sign in an officer's face saying: "this is what democracy looks like."

Officers have been accused of not wearing identifiers on their uniform by local media.

The death of Houston native Floyd on May 25 sparked a wave of worldwide protests, with riots and looting also occurring in some areas, including Minneapolis.

Floyd died in Minneapolis on May 25 after a police officer knelt on his neck for almost nine minutes as he was recorded saying, "I can't breathe" and "Don't kill me."

Four officers involved in the incident have since been fired. The officer who knelt on Floyd was arrested and charged with murder and manslaughter.

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