USA: LA George Floyd protest descends into looting and destructive mayhem

What began as a peaceful George Floyd killing protest in LA on Saturday soon descended into mayhem. Several hundred protesters could be seen at the beginning, gathered with signs, marching. The protest took a turn for the worst with others spraying graffiti on the walls, and others smashing windows and looting shops and cash machines. Fires burning in the background could also been seen. One protester who was «trying to get journalism» said the police were «shooting off rubber bullet grenades and bean bag grenades.» He said he was hit «four times on the head, multiple [times] on the legs.» Protests and demonstrations have taken place across the US in reaction to Floyd's death, with riots and looting also occurring in some areas, including Minneapolis. Floyd, a Houston native, died in Minneapolis earlier this week 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 third-degree murder and manslaughter on Friday.

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