The protests over the death of the African American who was held on the ground by the police for 9 minutes also reached Washington, where the lockdown took place in the presidential residence. The autopsy, meanwhile, ruled out strangulation and asphyxiation. Clashes across the country. A 19-year-old was shot dead by someone on board a car in Detroit
On the fourth day of protests after the death in Minneapolis of George Floyd, the African American held on the ground for 9 minutes with one knee on the neck by a white policeman, then arrested, the protests also came in front of the White House. The lockdown took place in the building after hundreds of protesters gathered in the area, where there were also moments of tension. Protests continue in several American states. In Detroit, a 19-year-old boy died during the clashes and about forty people were arrested, as confirmed by the police chief. The young man was killed during a shootout: someone shot out of a gray Dodge Durango in the crowd and then escaped. The circumstances of the incident are under investigation.
Autopsy rules out asphyxiation or strangulation
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Meanwhile, the autopsy on Floyd’s body revealed that “there are no physical elements that support a diagnosis of traumatic asphyxiation or strangulation”. “The combined effects of being blocked by the police, of his previous pathologies (coronary artery disease and hypertension, ed.) And of some potential intoxicating substance in his body probably contributed to his death,” the medical report points out. However, the man’s family asked for an independent examination.
Trump calls Floyd’s family: “Right to justice”
George Floyd, celebrities report his death on social media. PHOTO
On the evening of May 29, American President Donald Trump announced that he had spoken to Floyd’s family. “I understand the pain, George’s family has a right to justice,” said the tycoon. “Residents of Minnesota have a right to security,” he added, referring to the three consecutive nights of popular uprising. Joe Biden, his rival in the race to the White House, also made it known that he had spoken to the victim’s family. While former President Barack Obama commented on the incident: “This should not be normal in America in 2020.”
Agent for almost 9 minutes with knee on Floyd
In the past few hours, new details have emerged about the death of the African American. A new video, which appeared on social media, shows not one but three policemen pressing their knees on George Floyd after the arrest in Minneapolis, as reported by CNN. And it also emerges that the man would have been pressed to the ground for 8 minutes and 46 seconds, according to a prosecution document reported in US newspapers. Also according to the investigation records, Agent Derek Chauvin would not have removed the knee from Floyd’s neck after the man shouted “I can’t breathe” or “Mom”, “please”, but only almost 3 minutes after another agent could not feel the pulse of Floyd’s heart, who in that time no longer reacted.
The arrested policeman had already killed suspects
Agent Chauvin also revealed that he had previously killed a suspect, participated in a shooting that was fatal for another, and received at least 17 complaints during his nearly 20 years of service in the local police department. He had previously served for 8 years as a member of the military police in the army reserve, which he then left without any recognition.
Protests continue throughout the United States
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Meanwhile, protests continue not only in Washington and Detroit but also in Saint Paul (Minnesota), New York and Houston. And more protests are expected over the weekend, from Iowa to Florida. Georgia governor Brian Kemp has declared a state of emergency in Fulton County, where Atlanta is located, due to tensions and riots. The state of emergency allows the governor to activate up to 500 National Guard men “to protect Atlanta’s people and property.”