Five policemen shot in anti-racism protests in St Louis, Las Vegas

A protestor throws back a tear gas can shot by the police during a protest against the death in Minneapolis police custody of African American man George Floyd in St Louis Missouri U.S

Cities across the US have seen protests and violence since Floyd died last week after an officer pressed his knee into Floyd's neck for several minutes. even after the handcuffed black man stopped moving and pleading for air.

"If a city or state refuses to take the actions that are necessary to defend the life and property of their residents, then I will deploy the United States military and quickly solve the problem for them", Trump said.

ST. LOUIS (AP) - A retired St. Louis police captain killed by people who broke into a pawn shop after protests turned violent was a gregarious and outspoken leader who mentored youths and insisted on strict ethical conduct among his employees, a longtime colleague said Tuesday.

Dorn served on the police force in St. Louis for thirty-eight years before retiring in 2008. Despite tens of thousands marching peacefully in demonstrations against police brutality and systemic racism, protests over Floyd's death have been nonetheless overshadowed by violence, looting and vandalism that has engulfed US cities.

"Very traumatized right now", he told the news outlet.

It came on a violent night in St. Louis, where four officers were shot, officers were pelted with rocks and fireworks, and 55 businesses were burglarized or damaged, including a convenience store that burned.

"And we must bring order to our cities and towns now".

"We will fight him, and we will take it to federal court".

"As we speak we're trying to get control of the city, still hearing gunfire and everything", he said.

On Tuesday, Trump was scheduled to visit the Saint John Paul II National Shrine in Washington.

The City of St. Louis is under a curfew starting Tuesday at 9 p.m.

Following a night of protests, broken windows and looted stores stand in Manhattan's SoHo neighborhood in New York City on June 1, 2020. Windows were shattered at a nearby Starbucks and two restaurants.

The Hennepin County Medical Examiner later released autopsy findings that also called Floyd's death homicide by asphyxiation.

The county report said Floyd suffered cardiopulmonary arrest while being restrained by police and that he had arteriosclerotic and hypertensive heart disease, fentanyl intoxication and recent methamphetamine use. Floyd died after an officer was recorded holding his knee on his neck during an arrest.

Three other officers involved have not been charged.

- At least 40 cities in more than 20 USA states and Washington DC have imposed curfews.

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