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White House in LOCKDOWN after Washington DC police death protests turn violent

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Footage from the capital shows people tossing over temporary barricades and shouting abuse before being pushed back by Secret Service. Mr Floyd died in police custody in Minneapolis after a police officer pinned him to the ground with his knee on his neck. Donald Trump is understood to have spoken to the family on Friday, saying he understood their pain.

 

The call came after Trump’s tweet suggesting rioters could be shot which sparked outrage and resulted in a Twitter warning label.

USA Today reported at least one person was taken into custody by Secret Service outside the White House.

In Minneapolis 500 national guardsmen were deployed after several nights of violent rioting.

Seven people were shot in Louisville during a Thursday protest, dozens were arrested in New York City, whilst Phoenix police fired rubber bullets at a crowd of protestors.

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