On May 25, Minneapolis police officers arrested George Floyd, a 46-year-old black man, after a deli employee called 911, accusing him of buying cigarettes with a counterfeit $20 bill. Seventeen minutes after the first squad car arrived at the scene, Mr. Floyd was unconscious and pinned beneath three police officers, showing no signs of life.
Protests after video taken by buystanders surfesed od socal platform on May 26, 2020 started in the Minneapolis–Saint Paul in Minesota. Additional protests developed in over 140 cities throughout all 50 American states and internationally. Some of the demonstrations have turned violent, with looting and seting fiers prompting the activation of the National Guard in at least 21 states on May 30, 2020..