Protests in the United States over the death of George Floyd multiply. The altercations occurred last night in up to 30 cities in the country, including Washington, where they reached the White House.
According to international agencies, there have been vehicle fires, broken shop windows, acts of vandalism and looting. One person died and at least two others were shot during the protests that were taking place in downtown Indianapolis.
Floyd died after being immobilized by a white policeman, already handcuffed, with his knee around his neck for several minutes, despite his pleas that he could not breathe, in a scene recorded by a passerby. The outrage at that event has been spreading from Minneapolis, where the incident occurred, to other cities. It is the most recent case of police violence against African Americans. in the North American country.
The protests have been repeated in cities like New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Cleveland, Miami, Dallas and even Washington DC.
"I understand the pain that people feel. We support the right of peaceful protesters and listen to their pleas, but what we are seeing on the streets of our cities has nothing to do with justice or peace," the president said this Saturday. from the United States, Donald Trump, in Florida, where he attended the launch of a manned rocket towards the International Space Station (ISS).