Washington, United States:
Police fired tear gas to try to disperse protesters outside the White House late Sunday when violent clashes broke out in the U.S. capital on the sixth night of nationwide demonstrations.
Tear gas and lightning devices were used against crowds that had gathered outside President Donald Trump's official residence to sing, light a fire, and hold up protest signs, AFP reporters said.
Authorities issued curfews in the capital city of Washington and other major US cities on Sunday to prevent further unrest after anti-racism protesters took to the streets again to express their anger at police brutality.
When the Trump administration branded instigators of five nights of rebellious domestic terrorists, there were further clashes between demonstrators and the police, and looting erupted again.
Local leaders appealed to citizens to constructively express their anger at the death of an unarmed black man, while night curfews were imposed in cities like Washington, Los Angeles, Houston, and Minneapolis, which were the epicenter of the unrest.
The most closely watched protest took place outside the state capital in Minneapolis & # 39; twin city St. Paul, where several thousand people gathered before marching down a freeway.
"We have black sons, black brothers, black friends, we do not want them to die. We are fed up, this generation is not fed up, we are fed up with oppression," said Muna Abdi, 31 years old black woman, who joined the protest.
"I want to make sure he stays alive," she added regarding her son at the age of three.
Hundreds of police and national guard troops were deployed before the protest.
At some point, some of the demonstrators who had reached a bridge had to take cover when a truck was driving at speed after apparently breaking a barricade.
The driver was later taken to the hospital after the demonstrators pulled him out of the vehicle, although there were no immediate reports of other victims.
There were other large-scale protests in cities like New York, Miami, and Washington, where the riot police lined up outside the White House when the crowd gathered in a nearby park.
The Mayor of Washington issued a curfew from 11:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m., when the New York Times reported that President Donald Trump had been taken to an underground bunker in the White House on Friday evening during another protest by secret service agents .
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