Protests after death of man in police custody in U.S.
CGTN
02:16

The death of an unarmed African American man in police custody Monday, sparked outrage in Minneapolis, Minnesota. 

George Floyd pleaded with officers, struggled to breathe, and helplessly called out for his mother.

Bystanders filmed the scene as police pinned the man down, slowly becoming silent and motionless.

He was later taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey condemned the incident, firing the four police officers late Monday. 

Thousands of protestors took to the streets Tuesday for a peaceful demonstration, many calling for the arrests of the officers.