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The White house held a protest due to the murder of an African American

Protest against violence by police officers held in downtown Washington at the White house, the correspondent of RIA Novosti.

In the campaign, which is dedicated to the memory of George Floyd, who died after police detention in Minneapolis, attended by about 1,000 young people. About half of them African Americans. In hands they held posters with slogans "black Lives matter", "Stop the shooting", One of the slogans "I can't breathe", reproduces the words of George Floyd before his death.

Many chanting anti-government slogans and show indecent gestures towards the White house. At some point, the delight of the audience aroused burning an inverted American flag. Then the people knelt down and hands up in the air began chanting "don't shoot!" and "Who do you protect?".

The action was not coordinated with the authorities and spontaneous. Participants marched to 14th street, koordinirati through social networks. At the residence of the head of state are reinforced police and Secret service. While the action takes place without major incidents.

At some point, the protesters tried to dismantle the metal fence that separates them from the fence of the residence. However, the guards quickly stopped trying and installed additional partitions, to prevent breakthrough.

The death of Floyd caused the riots in Minneapolis and other cities, after the video of his arrest. 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.