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Crowds protest Floyd killing and Trump outside White House

Crowds protest Floyd killing and Trump outside White House Photo: Pixabay, MGN

Created: May 30, 2020 11:29 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) - Crowds have gathered around the White House to protest the police killing of a black man in Minneapolis - and President Donald Trump’s response.

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Protesters threw bottles and other objects at officers wearing riot gear behind barricades around the White House.

Pepper spray was deployed in an effort to disperse the crowd, and police and protesters wrestled over the barricades.

The crowd of hundreds chanted “No justice, no peace” and “Say his name: George Floyd.”

On Thursday, as violence broke out in Minneapolis, Trump tweeted, “When the looting starts, the shooting starts.”

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