Protests over George Floyd’s death spread to other U.S. cities from Minneapolis

George Floyd (Photo: Ben Crump Law Firm)

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Protests over police killings of black Americans have spread from Minneapolis to other U.S. cities.

Protesters on Friday night smashed windows at CNN headquarters in Atlanta, set a police car on fire and struck officers with bottles.

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Large demonstrations in New York, Houston, Washington, D.C., and other cities ranged from people peacefully blocking roads to clashing with police.

It comes after the officer who pressed his knee into George Floyd’s neck was arrested and charged with murder. Floyd was the handcuffed black man who died after pleading that he could not breathe.

An attorney for Floyd’s family welcomed the arrest but said he expected a more serious murder charge.