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Protesters took to the streets of Minneapolis last night, looting and destroying infrastructure in response to the tragic death of George Floyd on Tuesday.
There have been riots in at least three US cities, Minneapolis, Memphis and Los Angeles, which were spurred after Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin kneeled on the neck of George Floyd during an arrest on Monday, suffocating him to death.
Chauvin has worked with the Minneapolis police for nearly 20 years, racking up dozens of complaints that went unpunished. He was fired from his post shortly after footage of Floyd's death was released to the internet.
Late Wednesday evening, protesters turned rioters flooded the streets of Minneapolis, looting a Wendy's, Target, Walmart, and AutoZone.
They ransacked and broke open an ATM, all while ignoring Floyd's family's plea to protest peacefully.
Videos have been released depicting what appears to be an apartment building being set ablaze as rioters stood and watched, with the fire department nowhere to be seen.
Minneapolis Department Police Chief John Elder confirmed in a late-night press conference that one person had been shot and killed and that another person was being held in custody.
Elder said officers had responded after there was a report of a possible stabbing between Bloomington and Lake Street.
The body of a man—who medics eventually confirmed had been shot—was discovered on the sidewalk outside the Cadillac Pawn shop by authorities who performed CPR on him.