Protests spread in US following arrestee's death

By MAY ZHOU in Houston | CHINA DAILY | Updated: 2020-06-01 06:50
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LAPD officer aims a nonlethal weapon during a confrontation with protestors following the death of George Floyd on May 30, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. [Photo/Agencies]

In Indianapolis, Indiana, authorities were investigating "multiple shootings", including one that left a person dead, on Saturday amid protests, the Associated Press reported. Police later tweeted that no officers were involved.

In Detroit, Michigan, a 21-year-old man died after being shot during protests late on Friday, the city's police department said, according to CNN. A police statement said an unknown suspect fired shots into a vehicle and the victim later died at a hospital.

On Wednesday, one person died in Minneapolis during a protest.

In Atlanta, the CNN building was among properties vandalized by protesters on Friday evening. Georgia Governor Brian Kemp tweeted on Friday night that he had declared a state of emergency and activated the Georgia National Guard to "protect people and property" following a request from Atlanta Mayor Keisha Bottoms.

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