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Neighboring Minneapolis St. Paul, requested assistance of the national guard

The authorities of the American city of St. Paul, adjacent to Minneapolis, has requested from the authorities of the state of Minnesota through the National guard amid unrest that spread before the city, reports on Friday CNN.

"We have requested the assistance of the National guard and expect that the answer will be positive", - quotes the channel of the mayor of St. Paul Melvin Carter.

Earlier, a similar request was made and the authorities in Minneapolis. On Thursday, the state Governor, Tim now has 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.

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. The case has taken control of US President Donald trump.

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.