Police response to nationwide protests

Protests against U.S. police brutality against black Americans have swept the nation for a fifth day.

After the death of George Floyd, an unarmed African American man in police custody in Minneapolis, Minnesota, thousands are demanding racial justice and reform in U.S. law enforcement.

Videos of police using excessive force during these protests are going viral on social media. 

They show police using pepper spray, tear gas on peaceful protesters and beating some of them.

But some officers are showing solidarity with protesters by kneeling and marching with them. 

In New Jersey, officers helped carry a banner reading "Standing in Solidarity." 

While in California, the Santa Cruz police chief took a knee with protesters.

On Monday, U.S. President Trump told state governors that they "have to dominate" the rioters. 

If they don't, Trump said the vandals are going to run over you, you're going to look like a bunch of jerks." 

Several governors have pushed back on President Trump's comments. 

"We're in pain, we're crying. We saw a man lose his life," said Minnesota Governor Tim Walz.

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