A New York Police Department vehicle went up in flames on the evening of May 29 during protests in Brooklyn, New York, sparked by the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis days earlier.
This footage shows protesters backing away from the burning vehicle while a small explosion can be heard. Later in the video, protesters can be seen rocking the charred van from side to side after the fire went out.
A swathe of protests were held in major cities across the US after video circulated of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin pinning Floyd, a black 46-year-old, to the ground with his knee on Floyd’s neck on May 25. Floyd died soon after.
Chauvin, since fired by Minneapolis police, was arrested and charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter on May 29. Credit: Alya Albert via Storyful