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In Pictures: Protests across the US after George Floyd's death

Updated : 2020-06-01 19:13:30

Protesters, angered over the death of George Floyd, faced off against heavily-armed officers in cities across the United States. Floyd’s death caused outrage across a nation that is politically and racially divided during a polarizing presidential campaign and has recently been released from strict stay-at-home orders during the coronavirus pandemic that threw millions out of work.

Two police officers kneel after protesters attending a rally against the deaths of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor chanted
Two police officers kneel after protesters attending a rally against the deaths of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor chanted "Kneel with us! Kneel with us!" in Lexington. (Ryan C. Hermens/Lexington Herald-Leader via AP)
People attend a protest amid nationwide unrest following the death in Minneapolis police custody of George Floyd, in Miami, Florida. (REUTERS/Maria Alejandra Cardona)
People attend a protest amid nationwide unrest following the death in Minneapolis police custody of George Floyd, in Miami, Florida. (REUTERS/Maria Alejandra Cardona)
Protesters gather at the State Capitol in Denver as they rally against the death in Minneapolis police custody of George Floyd, in Denver, Colorado. (REUTERS/Alyson McClaran)
Protesters gather at the State Capitol in Denver as they rally against the death in Minneapolis police custody of George Floyd, in Denver, Colorado. (REUTERS/Alyson McClaran)
Protesters gather at the State Capitol in Denver as they rally against the death in Minneapolis police custody of George Floyd, in Denver, Colorado. (REUTERS/Alyson McClaran)
Protesters gather at the State Capitol in Denver as they rally against the death in Minneapolis police custody of George Floyd, in Denver, Colorado. (REUTERS/Alyson McClaran)
Protesters rally against the death in Minneapolis police custody of George Floyd, in Portland, Oregon. ( REUTERS/Terray Sylvester)
Protesters rally against the death in Minneapolis police custody of George Floyd, in Portland, Oregon. ( REUTERS/Terray Sylvester)
Protester Andie Baker, right, of Richmond, holds a US flag in front of the graffiti-covered statue of Confederate General J.E.B. Stuart after two previous nights of unrest due to the death of George Lloyd. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
Protester Andie Baker, right, of Richmond, holds a US flag in front of the graffiti-covered statue of Confederate General J.E.B. Stuart after two previous nights of unrest due to the death of George Lloyd. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
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