US Race Protests: "You Have To Dominate," Donald Trump Asks Governors To Crackdown Protesters
US President Donald Trump on Monday urged state governors to crack down on protests over racial inequality that have engulfed the nation's major cities, as officials extended curfews in hopes of preventing a seventh night of looting and vandalism.
The protests, largely peaceful during the day before turning violent at night, erupted over the death of George Floyd, a 46-year-old African American who died in Minneapolis police custody after being pinned beneath a white officer's knee for nearly nine minutes.
An independent autopsy ordered by Floyd's family and released on Monday found that his death was a homicide and he died of "mechanical asphyxiation," meaning from some physical force that interfered with oxygen supply.
Those results contradicted preliminary findings by the Hennepin County Medical Examiner's Office that Floyd, 46, died from a combination of factors, including possible substances in his system and underlying medical conditions.