Protests heat up across US, governors call in National Guard

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Governors in several U.S. states have called in National Guard troops as protests over repeated police killings of black men grow across the country.

In Los Angeles on Saturday, police fired rubber bullets to scatter crowds while at least one police car burned. The protests were sparked by Monday’s death of George Floyd in Minneapolis and have left parts of that city a grid of broken windows, burned-out buildings and ransacked stores.

The demonstrations have since spread nationwide as protesters decry years of deaths at police hands.

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