Protesters Worldwide Voice Support for US Demonstrators

Target closes 100 stores temporarily amid George Floyd protests, riots

Floyd's death Monday in police custody. Cellphone video showed that a white officer, Derek Chauvin, pressed his knee into Floyd's neck for several minutes while Floyd pleaded for air and eventually stopped moving.

The Floyd case has reignited USA anger over police killings of black Americans.

The U.S. retailer said Sunday that more than 100 stores nationwide, including 33 in Minnesota, would be closed after a fifth night of violent protests in Minneapolis, spurred by Mr.

Dozens of cities imposed curfews after demonstrators clashed with police, smashing and looting stores and setting property and vehicles alight.

Hundreds of demonstrators have broken lockdown rules in Britain gathering in London's Trafalgar Square in support of United States protesters in their rage against the killing of a black man by a Minneapolis police officer last Monday.

A video showing a NY police auto on Saturday night ramming into a group of protesters who had surrounded it, throwing some to the floor amid screams, was widely condemned.

This referred to the words that Mr Floyd said as the police officer knelt on his neck when he was murdered. Chauvin now faces murder and manslaughter charges.

Hu Xijin, the editor of the Chinese Communist Party-run Global Times newspaper, said USA officials can now see the protests out of their own windows: "I want to ask [House] Speaker [Nancy] Pelosi and Secretary [of State Mike] Pompeo: Should Beijing support protests in the US, like you glorified rioters in Hong Kong?"

Iranian state television has shown frequent images of the US unrest, with one unsubstantiated report accusing USA police agencies in Washington of "setting fire to cars and attacking protesters".

This was despite Mr Floyd's body going limp. "American police commit such high-profile crimes all too often".

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