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Violent protests, fires, looting and anger erupt in Minneapolis after George Floyd's death: What we know

USATODAY.com Thursday, 28 May 2020
Another night of protests in Minneapolis following the death of George Floyd saw violence, fires and looting as Floyd's family calls for justice.
 
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Protestors gathered in Downtown Pittsburgh on Saturday afternoon following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. KDKA's Royce Jones was on the scene when the protests went from peaceful to violent.

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