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Of Minnesota police made arrests for robbery and arson

The police in Minnesota for the last day of made arrests for looting and arson, said to journalists on Friday, the city Commissioner of safety John Harrington.

"(City police)-Saint Paul, patrol service and other made arrests for robbery, and arson. In my opinion, for arson, too, was for robbery - exactly... I don't know if already filed charges because the majority (of detention) had been in the last 24 hours... So the arrests were arrests still there," he said. His communication with the media was broadcasting the Fox News channel.

He said that the detained suspects in the robbery of shops and pharmacies. "We believe that they were looking for opioids and other pharmacies," added the Commissioner.

The death of the African-American George 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.