The Wall Street Journal reports on the death of George Floyd:
Crowds clashed with police for a second night to protest the death of George Floyd after a police officer held him down with a knee on his neck, a technique not approved by the city’s police department and one that drew rare widespread condemnation from police across the country.
Over a dozen Minneapolis police in tactical gear stood on the roof of Precinct Three, appearing to fire projectiles and gas intermittently at protesters beneath. Some protesters broke the windows of the precinct. Protesters dispersed after a huge plume of gas was fired into the crowd.
They later reconvened. Some started looting a nearby Target.
Protesters carried milk to ease the sting of the gas, splashing their face with it. People stood with their hands in the air, yelling, “Hands up, don’t shoot,” and “I can’t breathe.”
Annette Wiseman, 19 years old, from Minneapolis, was in the middle of the crowd when she was hit by tear gas. She poured milk into her eyes from a water bottle. Blood was soaking through a bandage on her shoulder, where she said a rubber bullet hit her.
Ms. Wiseman, who identifies as black and Native American, said she came out to spread awareness about “how black people are treated different than other races. It’s been going on too long. We still have no power to control it, but we’re trying. I have a daughter that I have to raise in this.”
Mr. Floyd, a black man, died after appearing to lose consciousness while in the white officer’s custody in an incident that was captured on video that circulated Tuesday and helped lead to four officers’ firing. On Wednesday, another video appeared to show a different angle of the incident, where three officers are seen sitting on Mr. Floyd, according to video posted by Storyful that was tweeted by activist Shaun King.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation and Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension said they are investigating the incident.
President Trump tweeted late Wednesday that he had asked the FBI and Justice Department to expedite the investigation into Mr. Floyd’s death. “My heart goes out to George’s family and friends,” he wrote. “Justice will be served!”