More than 10,000 people have been arrested in demonstrations decrying racism and police brutality in the wake of George Floyd's death. However, the figure was 9,3 thousand yesterday, Report says, citing Associated Press.
The count has grown by the hundreds each day as protesters spilled into the streets and encountered a heavy police presence and curfews that give law enforcement stepped-up arrest powers.
Los Angeles has had more than a quarter of the arrests, followed by New York, Dallas, and Philadelphia. Many of the arrests have been for low-level offenses such as curfew violations and failure to disperse.
Notably, riots broke out in Minneapolis and many other cities after the death of Minneapolis, African-American man George Floyd in police custody. A video taken on Monday evening shows a Minneapolis police officer keeping his knee on the neck of a motionless, moaning man at the foot of a squad car.
Floyd, in the video, says several times that he can't breathe, then goes quiet. He died in intensive care. Four police officers were fired after the riots began, and one of them was charged with negligent homicide.