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Cops Use Tear Gas, Rubber Bullets in Crackdown of George Floyd Death Protests (Watch)

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Protests against the police killing of George Floyd – May 26, 2020

*Thousands of protesters demanding justice for 46-year-old George Floyd, who died after a white Minneapolis police officer knelt on his neck, gathered at the intersection where Floyd was restrained and marched to a city police precinct before clashing with officers late Tuesday.

The Minneapolis Star Tribune reported the protest began peacefully but grew tense as demonstraters reached the precinct. Some protesters damaged windows and a police squad car while others sprayed painted graffiti.

Officers in riot gear fired tear gas and projectiles at the crowd who threw back water bottles and rocks, the Star Tribune reported. The crowd fled to nearby businesses, including a Target, where some protesters created a barricade with shopping cars. The Star Tribune reported that the store temporarily closed, and the protesters largely dispersed by 9 p.m. as rain moved in.

Watch scenes from the protest below:

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