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Parts of Minneapolis burn over George Floyd’s death

Parts of Minneapolis were burning Thursday morning after fury over the death of George Floyd sparked a chaotic night of rioting and clashes between law enforcement and protesters.
Demonstrators also marched in at least two other major US cities overnight as communities were roiled by Monday’s death of Floyd, a black man who died after pleading for help as a police officer pinned him — unarmed and handcuffed — to the ground.
One of Floyd’s brothers cried Thursday morning as he said his family wants protests to be peaceful, but stressed people are struggling with seeing another black man die following a police encounter, this one over the passing of an allegedly counterfeit $20 bill at a store.
“I want everybody to be peaceful right now, but people are torn and hurt, because they’re tired of seeing black men die,” George Floyd’s brother, Philonise Floyd, said on CNN’s “New Day.”
“These officers (involved in George’s arrest) need to be arrested right now … and held accountable about everything because these people want justice right now,” he said.
Wednesday night’s protests, the second consecutive night of demonstrations, transitioned to rioting and looting over a few blocks south of downtown, with people smashing their way into stores and setting businesses and other buildings ablaze.
A man was fatally shot near the protests, police said early Thursday. One person was arrested, and police said they’re investigating the nature of the incident.
Before the fires, demonstrators threw water bottles and firecrackers at officers and a police precinct building, breaking windows.
Fires eventually broke out at businesses in the area, including an AutoZone. Flames lit up a building under construction, one floor eventually collapsing.
At a nearby Target, video shows people taking cartloads of goods and loading them to their cars.
People also raided a grocery store. Thursday morning, its exterior glass lay shattered, and the ground inside was littered with groceries, as a interior fire sprinkler system sprayed water.
Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz tweeted Wednesday night the demonstration “evolved into an extremely dangerous situation” and asked protesters to leave and allow firefighters and paramedics to get to the scene.
In Los Angeles, hundreds of people marched to protest Floyd’s death. At one point, some demonstrators attacked a California Highway Patrol car.
“Peaceful demonstrations are a hallmark of our country. Violence is unwarranted and takes away from the message. I urge all of us to protest peacefully for the sake of everyone’s public safety,” Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva said in a statement.
In Memphis, Tennessee, police in riot gear responded to a protest and at least two people were arrested, CNN affiliate WHBQ reported.