In May, Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey ...
In May, Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey announced a mandatory nighttime curfew following three straight nights of growing protests and violence in the biggest city in US mid-west state of Minnesota over the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man, in police custody.
Also Mayor Melvin Carter in the next-door city of St. Paul said that he had signed an order of local emergency that would also impose a curfew. “All law enforcement, fire, and medical personnel, as well as other personnel authorized by the City of Minneapolis, City of St. Paul, the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, Minnesota State Patrol, or Minnesota National Guard, are exempt from the curfew,” Frey said. Carter said that St. Paul's curfew also makes exemptions for members of the media.
Floyd, aged 46, died shortly after Derek Chauvin, a white police officer, held him down with a knee on his neck though he repeatedly pleaded, “I can't breathe,” and “please, I can't breathe.” Chauvin was arrested and charged with three-degree murder and manslaughter amid a national outrage following Floyd's death.