Photos: Civil unrest at large in US as Floyd protests enter day seven

The United States is burning. Violence is rapidly spreading over the killing of African American man George Floyd in Minneapolis by a police official last week. The protests have been been named ‘I can’t breathe’. Four police officials have been suspended but as Floyd’s video is spreading, so are the protests. The protests have prompted major cities to impose curfews. What began as peaceful demonstrations over the death of Floyd, who died as a white Minneapolis police officer knelt on his neck, have become a wave of outrage sweeping a politically and racially divided nation.

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Motorists are ordered to the ground from their vehicle by the police during a protest at South Washington Street, Minneapolis. Protests across the U.S. continued following the death of George Floyd, who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on Memorial Day. (John Minchillo / AP)

Motorists are ordered to the ground from their vehicle by the police during a protest at South Washington Street, Minneapolis. Protests across the U.S. continued following the death of George Floyd, who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on Memorial Day. (John Minchillo / AP)

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A car passes by protesters at a rally in Boston, Massachusetts, on May 31. What began as peaceful demonstrations over the death of Floyd, who died as a white Minneapolis police officer knelt on his neck, have become a wave of outrage sweeping a politically and racially divided nation. (Brian Snyder / REUTERS)

A car passes by protesters at a rally in Boston, Massachusetts, on May 31. What began as peaceful demonstrations over the death of Floyd, who died as a white Minneapolis police officer knelt on his neck, have become a wave of outrage sweeping a politically and racially divided nation. (Brian Snyder / REUTERS)

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A protester rallies at Washington Square park in the Manhattan borough of New York City on June 1. Considered to be the largest civil unrest in the US in decades, violent protests have engulfed at least 140 cities across the country in the days following the death of George Floyd, a 46-year-old African-American man. (Jeenah Moon / REUTERS)

A protester rallies at Washington Square park in the Manhattan borough of New York City on June 1. Considered to be the largest civil unrest in the US in decades, violent protests have engulfed at least 140 cities across the country in the days following the death of George Floyd, a 46-year-old African-American man. (Jeenah Moon / REUTERS)

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Face of a protester with milk dripping down after being tear gassed during the fourth consecutive day of protests in the aftermath of the death of George Floyd in Denver, Colorado. (Michael Ciaglo / Getty Images / AFP)

Face of a protester with milk dripping down after being tear gassed during the fourth consecutive day of protests in the aftermath of the death of George Floyd in Denver, Colorado. (Michael Ciaglo / Getty Images / AFP)

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A demonstrator lies on the highway in front of the police line during a protest over the death of George Floyd on May 31 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (CHANDAN KHANNA / AFP)

A demonstrator lies on the highway in front of the police line during a protest over the death of George Floyd on May 31 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (CHANDAN KHANNA / AFP)

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A rifle is seen melted into the pavement where a police car was also burnt outside the downtown library in Salt Lake City. Major US cities saw another night of violent protests on May 31-- cleaning up broken glass and burned out cars after curfews failed to stop confrontations between activists and law enforcement. (Jeremy Harmon / The Salt Lake Tribune via AP)

A rifle is seen melted into the pavement where a police car was also burnt outside the downtown library in Salt Lake City. Major US cities saw another night of violent protests on May 31-- cleaning up broken glass and burned out cars after curfews failed to stop confrontations between activists and law enforcement. (Jeremy Harmon / The Salt Lake Tribune via AP)

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A woman with 'BLM (short for Black Lives Matter)' written on her cheek poses for a picture during a demonstration on May 31 in Atlanta, Georgia. The National Guard said on Sunday that 5,000 soldiers and airmen had been activated in 15 states and Washington, DC, but that “state and local law enforcement agencies remain responsible for security.” (Elijah Nouvelage / Getty Images / AFP)

A woman with 'BLM (short for Black Lives Matter)' written on her cheek poses for a picture during a demonstration on May 31 in Atlanta, Georgia. The National Guard said on Sunday that 5,000 soldiers and airmen had been activated in 15 states and Washington, DC, but that “state and local law enforcement agencies remain responsible for security.” (Elijah Nouvelage / Getty Images / AFP)

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Protesters hold hands during as a nationwide unrest followed the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody in Long Beach, California on May 31. Protesters have flooded streets after weeks of lockdown during the coronavirus pandemic that threw millions out of work and hit minority communities especially hard. (Patrick T. Fallon / REUTERS)

Protesters hold hands during as a nationwide unrest followed the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody in Long Beach, California on May 31. Protesters have flooded streets after weeks of lockdown during the coronavirus pandemic that threw millions out of work and hit minority communities especially hard. (Patrick T. Fallon / REUTERS)

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A protester holds up flowers as she confronts a row of police officers during a demonstration over the death of George Floyd in Santa Monica, California, on May 31. (Agustín Paullier / AFP)

A protester holds up flowers as she confronts a row of police officers during a demonstration over the death of George Floyd in Santa Monica, California, on May 31. (Agustín Paullier / AFP)

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A vandalized Civil War statue seen on the fourth consecutive day of protests in the aftermath of the death of George Floyd on May 31 in Denver, Colorado. Riot police also clashed with protesters in New York, Chicago, Philadelphia and LA, firing tear gas and pepper bullets to try and disperse crowds. (Michael Ciaglo / AFP)

A vandalized Civil War statue seen on the fourth consecutive day of protests in the aftermath of the death of George Floyd on May 31 in Denver, Colorado. Riot police also clashed with protesters in New York, Chicago, Philadelphia and LA, firing tear gas and pepper bullets to try and disperse crowds. (Michael Ciaglo / AFP)

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A protester raises his fist during a march to honour George Floyd in Manhattan, New York City, on May 31. The country is experiencing the most widespread racial turbulence and civil unrest since the assassination of Martin Luther King in 1968. (John Moore / AFP)

A protester raises his fist during a march to honour George Floyd in Manhattan, New York City, on May 31. The country is experiencing the most widespread racial turbulence and civil unrest since the assassination of Martin Luther King in 1968. (John Moore / AFP)

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A mannequin behind a window broken by protesters in an Express store on June 1, in the Greenwich Village neighbourhood of New York. (Mark Lennihan / AP )

A mannequin behind a window broken by protesters in an Express store on June 1, in the Greenwich Village neighbourhood of New York. (Mark Lennihan / AP )

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Demonstrators stage a momentary die-in and chant protest in Times Square denouncing racism in law enforcement and the May 25 killing of George Floyd while in the custody of Minneapolis police, on June 1 in New York City. (Scott Heins / Getty Images / AFP)

Demonstrators stage a momentary die-in and chant protest in Times Square denouncing racism in law enforcement and the May 25 killing of George Floyd while in the custody of Minneapolis police, on June 1 in New York City. (Scott Heins / Getty Images / AFP)

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Ebri Yahloe, 26, protests while sitting along High Street on June 1 in Columbus, Ohio. Derek Chauvin, one of four Minneapolis police officers involved in George Floyd's arrest, has himself been arrested and charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter. During the arrest, video footage showed Chauvin kneeling on Floyd's neck for almost nine minutes as Floyd repeatedly said "I can't breathe." (Joshua A. Bickel / The Columbus Dispatch via AP)

Ebri Yahloe, 26, protests while sitting along High Street on June 1 in Columbus, Ohio. Derek Chauvin, one of four Minneapolis police officers involved in George Floyd's arrest, has himself been arrested and charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter. During the arrest, video footage showed Chauvin kneeling on Floyd's neck for almost nine minutes as Floyd repeatedly said "I can't breathe." (Joshua A. Bickel / The Columbus Dispatch via AP)

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Protesters rally in Times Square, New York on June 1. More than two dozen mayors and governors have imposed curfews in the country. The neighbourhoods around Union Square in Manhattan and the Barclays Center in Brooklyn were among protest hot spots in New York. (Mike Segar / REUTERS)

Protesters rally in Times Square, New York on June 1. More than two dozen mayors and governors have imposed curfews in the country. The neighbourhoods around Union Square in Manhattan and the Barclays Center in Brooklyn were among protest hot spots in New York. (Mike Segar / REUTERS)

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Tear gas rises as protesters face off with the police during a demonstration outside the White House over the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis Police in Washington, DC on May 31. Secret Service agents rushed President Donald Trump to a White House bunker on Friday night as hundreds of protesters gathered outside the executive mansion, some of them throwing rocks and tugging at police barricades. (Samuel Corum / AFP)

Tear gas rises as protesters face off with the police during a demonstration outside the White House over the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis Police in Washington, DC on May 31. Secret Service agents rushed President Donald Trump to a White House bunker on Friday night as hundreds of protesters gathered outside the executive mansion, some of them throwing rocks and tugging at police barricades. (Samuel Corum / AFP)

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