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Riot or Revolution Histories of Racism Fuel Demonstrations Across US

Violent protests erupted across the United States late Friday over the death of an unarmed black man at the hands of police, with murder charges laid against a Minneapolis officer failing to quell seething anger.

"There needs to be another message: 'Here is the line and order will be maintained, '" said Jacobs.

"The police actions in Minneapolis USA that took the life of George Floyd are unacceptable", the post said.

He said the protests earlier this week that were mostly peaceful and were largely attended by those who lived in the city, but "the dynamic has changed". But after another night of watching fires burn and businesses ransacked, Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz said early Saturday that he was moving to activate more than 1,000 more and was considering federal help.

Kaepernick has created the Know Your Rights Camp Legal Defense Initiative web page, which says it has identified top lawyers "to provide legal resources for those in need".

The wife of the U.S. police officer charged with killing George Floyd, sparking mass protests in the USA, is filing for divorce.

Maj. Gen. Jon Jensen, the adjutant general of the Minnesota National Guard, said the Pentagon's decision to place some military units on a higher state of alert for potential deployment was "a prudent move" that gave Walz more options. The incident has sparked rightful outrage and anger among Americans, after a video of Mr Floyd's death revealed him repeatedly telling police officers "I can't breathe".

Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman, announcing Chauvin's arrest, said the investigation into Chauvin, who faces up to 25 years in prison if convicted, was ongoing and he anticipated also charging the three other police officers, identified by the city as Thomas Lane, Tou Thao and J Alexander Kueng.

Thousands of chanting protesters filled the streets of New York City's Brooklyn borough near the Barclays Center indoor arena.

The US is up in arms over disciplines that have held people of color under the thumb (or knee, in a more literal sense) of white supremacy for years. "That's when people would have been really badly hurt, at least", Trump tweeted.

Davis Police Chief Darren Pytel and UC Davis Police Chief Joe Farrow signed a joint statement Thursday following Floyd's death to sympathize with the people of Minneapolis.

The demonstration turned violent at points.

"We have to be better than burning down our own homes".

Both leaders have implied that organized outsiders, including but not limited to anarchists, white supremacists, and gangs from other states, were behind the destruction and chaos in Minneapolis.

There are 12 related complaints against Chauvin in the Minneapolis Office of Police Conduct complaint database - all are listed under "closed", "non-public", or "no discipline".

Still, Friday night's crowds were far smaller and more widely dispersed than the night before.

Around 11:45 p.m., police began shooting tear gas into the crowd. The disturbing video of his arrest, filmed by a bystander Monday evening in Minneapolis, depicts Officer Derek Chauvin with his knee on the neck of the handcuffed black man for more than seven minutes.