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May 30, 2020

Protests rage in US over black man’s death

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May 30, 2020

MINNEAPOLIS: Flames ripped through a Minnesota police station and seven protesters were shot in Kentucky as unrest spread across the United States over the deaths of black people during police encounters.

Officers abandoned the building in the city of Minneapolis late on Thursday before demonstrators barged through barriers, breaking windows and chanting slogans. A fire broke out, which soon became an inferno that engulfed the structure.

The protests entered their fourth day on Friday and have spread beyond Minnesota, with protests breaking out in several states across the country, including Denver, Colorado and Phoenix.

In Kentucky, seven people were hit by gunfire at a protest on Thursday over the death of Breonna Taylor -- a black woman who was shot after police entered her home in March, local media reported.

One of those wounded was in a critical condition, according to the Louisville Metro Police Department. It is not yet clear who fired the shots.

Police responded with a Twitter post asking the city to "please choose peace," alongside a video message from a family member of the woman killed. She asked those in the streets to "go home and be safe and be ready to keep fighting."

Thousands joined the are running the government and always tried to destroy democracy. They said the NAB-Niazi coalition will not succeed.

They requested the superior courts to take notice of it and ensure right to justice to everyone. They termed the arrest of Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman illegal and asked for his immediate release.

In Peshawar, the media workers of Jang/Geo Group continued protest against the arrest of their Editor-in-Chief Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman here on Friday.Carrying banners and placards inscribed with slogans in favour of their demands, the protesters urged the government to release Mir Shakil and withdraw cases against him. The speakers including Resident Editor Jang Peshawar Arshad Aziz Malik, Shah Zaman, Gulzar and Gohar Ali condemned arrest of Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman in 34 years old property case. Terming his arrest as illegal and injustice with the biggest media group, they said that the rulers wanted to suppress voice of the independent media group but they would not succeed in their designs.

They said if the rulers were interested in accountability of the corrupt people, they should hold investigations into the mega scandals including the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT), Malam Jabba, sugar and atta scandals.

They demanded release of Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman and withdrawal of cases against him and. They said the rulers wanted to suppress voice of the independent media group but the previous governments too had tried to do so but they did not succeed in their designs.