Mayor says George Floyd's body will return to Houston

Saint Paul Mayor Melvin Carter and other Minnesota politicians are pleading for peace in wake of George Taylor death

Saint Paul Mayor Melvin Carter and other Minnesota politicians are pleading for peace in wake of George Taylor death

Several officers have been killed in the clashes, according to authorities. Six arrests were made during protests Friday night, according to US Secret Service.

"I think there's a national narrative that police officers in Minnesota are being trained in the technique that Derek Chauvin used and that is simply not the case, it is the furthest from the truth that exists", Andy Skoogman said on "Fox News Sunday".

Protesters have hit the streets in Washington DC, Minneapolis, Philadelphia, Chicago, Los Angeles, and many other cities across the United States for a sixth day following the death of George Floyd.

Earlier on Saturday, Minnesota Governor Tim Walz activated a "full mobilization" of the Minnesota National Guard in a bid to restore order in the deeply shaken city, which is the largest domestic deployment in the state's National Guard's 164-year history. A CNN report said police have fired tear gas at the protesters. Protests over the death of George Floyd, a black man who died in police custody Monday, broke out in Minneapolis for a third straight night.

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Protesters are demanding the arrest of the other three officers and justice for Floyd as well as an end to police brutality against blacks.

Earlier, people congregated peacefully on Minneapolis streets, chanting Floyd's name and carrying brooms to help clean up the scores of shops ransacked in the violence of the previous nights.

Saturday's protests spread to California, New York, Texas, Massachusetts, Kentucky, Georgia, Illinois, Michigan, and Washington states, among others.

Chauvin has been charged with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter, but the other three officers haven't been charged.

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His decision came a day after protestors ignored a mandatory curfew in Minneapolis and St. Paul, that saw demonstrators clash with police and burned private property. FRANCE 24 reports from Minneapolis. And I want to be very, very clear.

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said at a press conference Saturday evening that she has been "watching a tragedy unfold in our city".

Trump said Floyd's memory is being dishonored with rioters, looters and anarchists.

"We can not and must not allow a small group of criminals and vandals to wreck our cities and lay waste to our communities", the president said.

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Since Thursday, several stores in Minneapolis and Dallas were looted and arson have been reported. In 2014, a cellphone recorded an unarmed black man, Eric Garner, repeatedly saying "I can't breathe" when a NY officer held him in a chokehold before his death in police custody. It has continued to resonate almost six years later.

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