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US protesters demand justice from the White House

Protests sparked by video footage of the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody on May 25 have erupted across the US.

National Guard troops were deployed in 15 states and Washington DC in an attempt to quell a sixth night of violence on Sunday.

President Donald Trump has condemned the killing of Floyd and promised justice, but has also described the protesters as “thugs”.

Police in riot gear keep protesters at bay in Lafayette Park near the White House in Washington, US.

Police in riot gear keep protesters at bay in Lafayette Park near the White House in Washington, US.

A protester walks with his hands up while looting after marching against the death in Minneapolis police custody of George Floyd, in the Manhattan borough of New York City on Monday.

A protester walks with his hands up while looting after marching against the death in Minneapolis police custody of George Floyd, in the Manhattan borough of New York City on Monday.

Protesters loot a store after marching against the death in Minneapolis police custody of George Floyd, in the Manhattan borough of New York City on Monday.

Protesters loot a store after marching against the death in Minneapolis police custody of George Floyd, in the Manhattan borough of New York City on Monday.

Protesters hold signs during a protest amid nationwide unrest following the death in Minneapolis police custody of George Floyd, near the White House in Washington DC.

Protesters hold signs during a protest amid nationwide unrest following the death in Minneapolis police custody of George Floyd, near the White House in Washington DC.

A protester speaks to the crowd underneath a Confederate monument during nationwide unrest following the death in Minneapolis police custody of George Floyd, in Raleigh, North Carolina, US.

A protester speaks to the crowd underneath a Confederate monument during nationwide unrest following the death in Minneapolis police custody of George Floyd, in Raleigh, North Carolina, US.

A woman affected by pepper spray is attended to by others during a protest amid nationwide unrest following the death in Minneapolis police custody of George Floyd, at Lafayette Park near the White House in the US capital.

A woman affected by pepper spray is attended to by others during a protest amid nationwide unrest following the death in Minneapolis police custody of George Floyd, at Lafayette Park near the White House in the US capital.
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