US protests: Protestors open fire on police in St Louis – four injured as gunfight erupts

US protests: Protestors open fire on police in St Louis – four injured as gunfight erupts

The officers have been taken to hospital and their injuries are not thought to be life threatening, St Louis Metropolitan Police Department said. They tweeted: “We have had 4 officers struck by gunfire tonight.

“All have been transported to an area hospital. All are conscious and breathing. Their injuries are believed to be non-life threatening.

“Officers are still taking gunfire downtown & we will share more info as it available.”

Violent protests over the death of Mr Floyd erupted for a seventh night on Monday.

Mr Floyd, who was African-American, died in Minneapolis on May 25 while in police custody.

A video shows a white officer continuing to put his knee on Mr Floyd’s neck after he said he could not breathe.

The officer, Derek Chauvin, has been charged with third-degree murder.

READ MORE: Trump calls violent protests for George Floyd’s death ‘acts of terror’

Speaking at the White House, he said: “Mayors and governors must establish an overwhelming law enforcement presence until the violence has been quelled.

“If a city or state refuses to take the actions that are necessary to defend the life and property of their residents, then I will deploy the United States military and quickly solve the problem for them.”

Mr Trump then walked to the nearby St John’s Church and posed for pictures while holding a bible.

Published at Tue, 02 Jun 2020 06:22:00 +0000