George Floyd protests - live: Tear gas fired at DC protesters as Trump threatens to deploy military across the country

Tom Embury-Dennis, Justin Vallejo
REUTERS

Cities across the US have seen another night of chaotic protests over American racial disparities and police brutality against black men.

National Guard troops were deployed in 15 US states and Washington, DC, as darkness fell on Sunday in major cities still reeling from previous days of violence and destruction that began with peaceful protests over the death of a black man, George Floyd, in police custody.

Floyd, 46, died last week after video showed a white Minneapolis police officer kneeling on his neck for nearly nine minutes.

It touched off outrage that has swept across a politically and racially divided nation in the midst of a polarising presidential campaign and recently released from strict stay-at-home orders during the coronavirus pandemic that threw millions out of work.

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