More and more states are mobilizing the National Guard, as a wave of fierce protests swept across America over the death of African-American George Floyd.
Minneapolis was the first to suffer – on Saturday night, protesters set fire to a police station, destroyed dozens of cars and looted stores. This happened after an unknown protest opened fire and injured 9 people during a previous protest.
The governors of Texas, Colorado and Utah were the first to call on the national guard to stop the protests. Mass demonstrations also took place in the cities most affected by the coronavirus – New York and Los Angeles.
“People have every right to exercise their rights under the First Amendment, but violence and looting are unacceptable,” said Texas Governor Greg Abbott.
On Sunday, the National Guard was called up by Georgia, Ohio, Wisconsin, Kentucky and the District of Columbia.
African American George Floyd, a resident of Minneapolis, died after being detained by police on May 25, 2020. Derek Chauvin, a white Minneapolis policeman, kept his knee on the right side of Floyd’s neck for 8 minutes and 46 seconds, including 2 minutes and 53 seconds after Floyd passed out. The arrest was made after Floyd allegedly tried to use a $ 20 bill in the deli, which the employee called fake. African American was found dead in a hospital.