In Washington, the protests escalated into riots

Protests in Washington, D.C., turned into Monday in the riots, when police ousted attempted to tear down the statue of seventh US President Andrew Jackson of the demonstrators from the square in Lafayette, reports NBC News.

Protesters knocked down a temporary fence around the statue, some climbed up on it to tie the rope. A crowd of people surrounding the statue, shouted: "Andrew Jackson must go!".

Clashes with police began when police tried to form a barrier around the statue. The police sprayed pepper spray on the protesters to push them back.

Earlier, four police officers were injured trying to remove the tents from the area of Lafayette, who blocked the street and H Street. The protesters were thrown at officers for various items, several people were detained.

The cities of the U.S., a wave of protests and unrest after the death in Minneapolis at the hands of police of African-American George Floyd. In the Internet appeared the video, which police put the handcuffs Floyd, knocked him down and piled on top of him, the three of us, and one of them stepped on his knee on the neck. Floyd on video several times says that he can not breathe, then fades. He died in intensive care. After the riots, fired four police officers and one of them was accused of murder.