Minneapolis victim's family: Footage shows no resistance

4 police officers involved fired over man's death. Thousands attend demonstrations in Minneapolis and Los Angeles.

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Clashes after death of George Floyd
Clashes after death of George Floyd

Four Minneapolis police officers have been fired for their involvement in the death of George Floyd, a black man who was held down with a knee as he protested that he couldn't breathe, officials said, according to CNN.

CNN also cited Floyd's family who claimed based on video footage that Floyd did not appear to have resisted arrest, contrary to initial reports by police.

At the same time, thousands of people attended demonstrations last night in the cities of Minneapolis and Los Angeles over Floyd's death

Initial video footage of the incident shows Floyd moaning "I can't breathe," and bystanders trying to persuade the police officer to release him.

Clashes with police were reported at the protests, and police used tear gas and stun grenades to control the crowds.