On Sunday evening, a truck crashed into a crowd in the US metropolis of Minneapolis, Minnesota, which demonstrated for the death of George Floyd.
The vehicle drove around 6 p.m. (local time) on a highway that was officially closed due to the protests. People could dodge the vehicle that was honking through the crowd. According to the police, no one was injured.
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Demonstrators on the highway, just before the truck had raced through the crowdFoto: ERIC MILLER / Reuters
Video recordings show that people tried to pull the driver out of the truck. He was arrested by the police and taken to a hospital.
Why the man drove into the crowd and how he got on the blocked highway is unclear.
Protests in many US cities
For the sixth consecutive night, several US metropolises led to protests, some of which turned into violence. The CNN broadcaster reported that thousands of people took to the streets in New York. Burning vehicles in Boston and looting in Philadelphia were seen on television pictures.
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A looted business in Boston, MassachusettsPhoto: Mark Makela / AFP
In the US capital Washington, demonstrators again marched outside the White House on Sunday evening (local time). There were clashes with the police. Demonstrators chanted “No peace without justice,” as a dpa reporter reported. CNN reported that on Friday, US President Donald Trump (73) was brought into a bunker for just under an hour because of the protests outside the White House.
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Protesters outside the White House in Washington DCPhoto: JIM BOURG / Reuters