4 cops charged for killing a black man in US
Published: 06:13 PM, 30 May 2020 Updated: 06:19 PM, 30 May 2020
Police officer Derek Chaovin, the prime accused in the killing of a black man
Four police officers in Minnesota, state of the United States, have been charged with inhumane murder of an unarmed black man named George Floyd.
The police officers were charged and then fired in connection with the killings, which caused a stir across the United States. However, despite the move, the ongoing protests in the country have not slowed down.
A white police officer from Minnesota in the United States strangled and killed a young black man named George Floyd on Monday after he was arrested on fraud charges. Three more policemen were involved in the incident.
After a video of the incident spread on social media, intense protests, and movements spread across the United States, including Minnesota.
Derek Chaovin, the police officer who killed Floyd by strangling, has been charged with “third-degree murder”. But protests continue across the United States.
Meanwhile, state Governor Tim Walz has imposed a temporary curfew in Minnesota, the epicenter of the protests. “If anyone goes out on the streets after 8:00 pm or seen in public, they will be jailed and fined one thousand dollars,” he told the media after imposing the curfew.
However, protesters continued to break the curfew. In addition to Minnesota, there are protests in New York, Houston, Atlanta, Detroit, Las Vegas, San Jose, and Memphis.
The White House, the country’s presidential palace, was not spared the protests. The White House has been locked down for security reasons in the wake of the protests.