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Rioters ATTACK CNN headquarters in Atlanta – burn police car as unrest continues

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Hundreds of demonstrators gathered outside the entrance of the media giant’s main offices in the city and smashed windows. Police vehicles were also targeted and set on fire by angry crowds, as the protests threatened to spiral out of control. Police in riot gear have been called in to try and restore order.

 

The riots come in the wake of death of George Floyd during an altercation with police in Minneapolis.

Mr Floyd was filmed being arrested by police officers on Monday.

He was forced to the ground, while an officer knelt on his neck.

Mr Floyd could be heard pleading with the law enforcement official, telling him he could not breathe.


Shortly afterwards he died, triggering violent riots in the Minnesota city, which the spread to other US cities. 

Derek Chauvin, the police officer involved, has been charged with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.

However, the attorney representing Mr Floyd’s family said they were disappointed the police officer had not been charged with a more serious offence.

Benjamin Crump told reporters: “We expected a first-degree murder charge.

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