George Floyd: protests rock US cities as Trump lashes out on Twitter – live

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A security officer was killed and another injured last night after a shooting at Oakland’s Federal Building. The incident happened less than half a mile from the city’s police headquarters where a crowd gathered to protest the death of George Floyd. However, Oakland police in a statement that “it appears the shooting is unrelated to tonight’s demonstration.”

Tear gas being deployed at #GeorgeFlyod protest in Oakland. Stay safe everyone. pic.twitter.com/mWR8VawVck

In a since-deleted tweet, Donald Trump appeared to insinuate protesters outside the White House last night were being paid – or at least were directed by professionals. The president is, of course, known for his appetite for baseless conspiracy theories.

“They professionally managed so-called ‘protesters’ at the White House had little to do with the memory of George Floyd,” he wrote. “They were just their to cause trouble. The @SecretService handled them easily. Tonight, I understand, is MAGA NIGHT AT THE WHITE HOUSE???”

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