George Floyd killing: police officer charged with murder as Minneapolis sets curfew – live

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9.55pm BST

Senate judiciary committee chairman Lindsey Graham announced the panel would hold a hearing on police use of force.

In a statement, Graham said both he and Democratic ranking member Dianne Feinstein were “appalled” by the video of a police officer putting his knee on George Floyd’s neck and decided they needed to hold a hearing “as soon as possible as to how to combat this outrage.”

9.47pm BST

Minneapolis mayor Jacob Frey has issued a curfew order that goes into effect at 8 pm tonight after days of protests in response to the death of George Floyd.

Between 8 pm tonight and 6 am Saturday morning, residents may not travel on any public street or in any public place, according to Frey’s order. The curfew will also be in effect Saturday night to Sunday morning.

Coordinating with our partners at the State, this will be rectified soon.

A few people out to confront the police in the 3rd precinct this morning but nothing like the crowds last night. Question is if they will return later, and what National Guard and police will do after police stood aside last night #GeorgeFloydprotest

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Source: theguardian