US race protests: Protesters clash with cops

US police used flashbang grenades, pepper spray and tear gas as protestors marched in cities across the country on Saturday amid a wave of public anger over Donald Trump’s planned “surge” of federal agents into major metropolises.

The demonstrations against racism and police brutality — sparked by the death in Minneapolis of unarmed African-American George Floyd — come as the US president faces an increasingly tough battle for re-election, and is campaigning heavily on a platform of “law and order”.

Protestors marched in Austin, Texas, as well as Louisville in Kentucky, New York, Omaha, California’s Oakland and Los Angeles, and Richmond in Virginia –………

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