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Minnesota has attracted National guard for security

The Governor of Minnesota Tim now signed a decree on attracting units of the National guard to ensure safety against the backdrop of unrest caused by the death of George Floyd, who died after police detention, said not the Governor's website.

The authorities requested support from the national guard after "substantial damage to private property and the transformation of peaceful protests into a dangerous situation," the report says.

In addition, to ensure public order will draw forces patrol service of the state in the amount of about 200 people. "Helicopters and airplanes patrol service will also be available to assist law enforcement officers on the ground," - said on the website of the Governor.

In addition, the decree gives effect to the state of emergency in peacetime, providing additional resources for coordination.

The death of Floyd caused the riots in Minneapolis and other cities after the appearance of "viral" video for his detention. The record shows, as the police tackled Floyd and handcuffed him, and one of the officers leaned a knee on his neck. The detainee first few times he says he can't breathe and then losing consciousness. Floyd was hospitalized, he died in intensive care.

When this information became widespread, the leadership of the city police announced the dismissal of four officers who participated in the arrest. The city held a protest, accompanied by vandalism and fires. The investigation into the death of Floyd has joined the FBI, which declared the case a priority.

In 2014 and in subsequent years in the United States, a wave of public protest in connection with the deaths of African Americans at the hands of the police in various circumstances. Police were criticized for the excessive use of violence and for alleged racism, as often African-Americans were dying at the hands of white police officers.