MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Protesters angered by the death of a black man who died while pleading for air as a white police officer kneeled on his neck have torched a Minneapolis police station that the department was forced to abandon.
Thursday marked a third night of violent protests following the death of George Floyd, who died in a confrontation with officers outside a grocery store.
Earlier Thursday, Gov. Tim Walz had activated the National Guard at the Minneapolis mayor's request, as protests and looting spread into neighboring St. Paul.
In footage recorded by a bystander, Floyd can be seen pleading that he can't breathe as a police officer kneels on his neck.
As minutes pass, Floyd slowly stops talking and moving.