Protesters volunteer to share masks and hand sanitizer amid COVID-19

Fury over George Floyd's death has spread across the United States in the week since the black man died after a white Minneapolis police officer held a knee to his neck for several minutes.

Protests have filled the streets of numerous cities, including the U.S. capital, where the mayor has imposed a curfew.

More protests are expected and authorities are hoping calm will prevail, after vandalism and confrontations with police marred otherwise peaceful demonstrations.

CGTN spoke with one protester who provided free snacks, masks and hand sanitizer to demonstrators in Washington, DC, amid concerns over COVID-19.

He spoke about a wider threat to black people, beyond the current pandemic, and said that's why it is important for people to protest now, despite the health emergency.