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WATCH: Riot Police In Minneapolis Fire Rubber Bullets, Tear Gas At Protesters Demanding Charges Against Cops Involved In Death Of Black Man

By  Joseph Curl
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MINNEAPOLIS, MN,- MAY 26: Police clashed with protesters at the Minneapolis 3rd Police Precinct. People gathered at Chicago Ave. and East 38th Street during a rally in Minneapolis on Tuesday, May 26, 2020. Federal authorities are investigating a white Minneapolis police officer for possible civil rights violations, after a video surface showing him kneeling on a handcuffed African-American man’s neck and ignoring the man’s protests that he couldn’t breathe. The man later died. An attorney for the man’s family identified him as George Floyd. (Photo by
Carlos Gonzalez/Star Tribune via Getty Images

Hundreds of protesters in Minneapolis took to the streets on Tuesday night to demand justice for George Floyd, an unarmed black man who died after a white officer was filmed kneeling on his neck during his arrest.

Police dressed in riot gear fired rubber bullets and tear gas into a throng of protesters who surrounded a police precinct, some of whom carried signs saying “I can’t breathe” and “Justice 4 Floyd.”

Four officers with the Minneapolis Police Department who were involved in Monday’s death of George Floyd, 46, have been fired from the force. The FBI and state law enforcement officials are conducting an investigation into Floyd’s death.

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - MAY 26: A protester holds a sign while demonstrating against the death of George Floyd outside the 3rd Precinct Police Precinct on May 26, 2020 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Four Minneapolis police officers have been fired after a video taken by a bystander was posted on social media showing Floyd's neck being pinned to the ground by an officer as he repeatedly said, "I can’t breathe". Floyd was later pronounced dead while in police custody after being transported to Hennepin County Medical Center. (Photo by

Stephen Maturen/Getty Images

A video of the incident is disturbing. An eight-minute clip filmed by a person on the street shows Floyd telling police he can’t breath and begging the cop on top of him to stop before he falls unconscious. Officer Derek Chauvin was identified as the officer who knelt on Floyd’s neck outside Cup Foods on Chicago Avenue and East 38th Street.

“He’s not even resisting arrest right now, bro,” one bystander tells the white officer and his partner, in the video. “You’re f***ing stopping his breathing right now, you think that’s cool?”

Hundreds gathered throughout the day at the intersection, and after nightfall, the crowd swelled. Then protesters and police clashed, with protesters reportedly hurling objects and police firing tear gas and flash grenades.

“We’re here to let them know this can’t be tolerated, there will be severe consequences if they continue to kill us this will not go on another day,” a protester told the local CBS affiliate.

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - MAY 26: Protesters march on Hiawatha Avenue while decrying the killing of George Floyd on May 26, 2020 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Four Minneapolis police officers have been fired after a video taken by a bystander was posted on social media showing Floyd's neck being pinned to the ground by an officer as he repeatedly said, "I can’t breathe". Floyd was later pronounced dead while in police custody after being transported to Hennepin County Medical Center. (Photo by

Stephen Maturen/Getty Images

“At about 6 p.m., the protest turned into a march towards the 3rd Precinct, where it is believed that the officers worked. A much smaller group than the initial protest started vandalizing the building, shattering a window and spray painting squad cars,” CBS-4 reported.

Officers then showed up in riot gear, and started firing tear gas and flash grenades as protesters hurled rocks, water bottles and anything they could get their hands on towards the officers.

Videos and pictures of the clash quickly emerged on social media.

“Police shooting more tear gas and marking rounds. Guy next to me got nailed w marker from across the street. Truck drove full speed into a bunch of carts and protestors rushed it. Vehicle drove off dragging a cart down Lake. More rain now and ppl dispersing,” wrote reporter Andy Mannix.

The protest came despite swift action from Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo, who quickly announced that the four officers involved are now “former employees” with the department, CBS reported.

Mayor Jacob Frey also wrote on Twitter: “Four responding MPD officers involved in the death of George Floyd have been terminated. This is the right call.”

A police statement said officers were responding to a “forgery in progress.” “Officers were advised that the suspect was sitting on top of a blue car and appeared to be under the influence,” the statement said. “Two officers arrived and located the suspect, a male believed to be in his 40s, in his car. He was ordered to step from his car.”

“After he got out, he physically resisted officers. Officers were able to get the suspect into handcuffs and noted he appeared to be suffering medical distress. Officers called for an ambulance,” according to the statement.

“At no time were weapons of any type used by anyone involved in this incident. … Body worn cameras were on and activated during this incident,” said the statement.

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