A group of protesters in Louisville have formed a human shield to protect a police officer after he was separated from his unit.
Images circulating on social media show several black men linked arm-in-arm as they form a human barricade around the loan officer. The men put their own lives in danger as they placed themselves between a growing hostile crowd and the police officer.
The officer was allegedly being threatened by rioters after he found himself separated from his squad during violent protests in the area.
More than 170 businesses have been damaged or lotted and dozens of fires set during the riots following the death of George Floyd.
According to President Trump, up to 80% of rioters in Minneapolis were from out of state. The President said these “organised groups” of protesters have nothing to do with George Floyd and are using his death to stir up racial division and civil unrest.
80% of the RIOTERS in Minneapolis last night were from OUT OF STATE. They are harming businesses (especially African American small businesses), homes, and the community of good, hardworking Minneapolis residents who want peace, equality, and to provide for their families.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 30, 2020
Demonstrations erupted in cities across the U.S. resulting by anger in response to Floyd’s killing descended into rioting and looting in several cities.
— NBC Los Angeles (@NBCLA) May 30, 2020
Atlanta, Seattle, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, Columbus, Pittsburgh, Denver, Salt Lake City, Nashville and Minneapolis among others have imposed curfews.While, some cities even have to mobilize their state National Guards.