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PHOTOS: Protests Over George Floyd's Death Escalate Into Violence, Destruction

Added 05-29-20 02:07:02am EST - “Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz says he will defend the right to protest over George Floyd's death but urges peaceful demonstrations, saying, "It is how we express pain, process tragedy, and create change."” - Npr.org

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Protestors hold their hands up as they cry from from tear gas during a demonstration in a call for justice for George Floyd following his death, outside the 3rd Police Precinct on Wednesday in Minneapolis, Minn. Kerem Yucel /AFP via Getty Images hide caption

Protestors hold their hands up as they cry from from tear gas during a demonstration in a call for justice for George Floyd following his death, outside the 3rd Police Precinct on Wednesday in Minneapolis, Minn.

Outrage, frustration and grief are driving hundreds of protesters into the streets of Minneapolis, St. Paul and Los Angeles after the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who died at the hands of white police officer on Monday.

Over the last few days demonstrations in Minnesota have evolved from peaceful cries for justice into violence and destruction.

Floyd's arrest and final minutes of his life were captured in multiple videos that are circulating widely on social minutes. In all versions, Floyd is pinned to the ground with his hands handcuffed behind his back. The knee of white officer is crushing his neck, as another officer stands a few feet away. He is watching, seeming unfazed as the 46-year-old cries, "I can't breathe."

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