Police and demonstrators violently clashed in New York City on May 28 during rallies following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis three days earlier.
Footage uploaded to Twitter shows a crowd of police swarming protestors, pinning some to the ground. “Look at how many of them!” a person can be heard yelling.
Local reports said more than 20 protesters were arrested. Police warnings can be heard in the background of the video advising people to stay out of the roadway or they would be arrested.
The protests were sparked after a video circulated on social media showing Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin pinning Floyd to the ground with his knee on the man’s neck. Floyd could be heard pleading for help before going still. He was later pronounced dead.
An outbreak of violent protests took over Minneapolis and St Paul on May 27, however the clashed involving police and demonstrators later spread to other cities. Credit: @Ygfdante via Storyful