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Dozens Arrested in Minneapolis Unrest After Floyd Cop Released on Bond

Fifty-one people were arrested during protests on Wednesday after a former Minneapolis police officer charged in the death of George Floyd was released on bail.

Derek Chauvin had been in custody in a Minnesota prison as he awaits a March trial on charges of murder and other counts.

He was released Wednesday after posting a $1 million bond. He had been held in a state prison instead of a local jail for security reasons.

On Wednesday evening, about 300 people marched near the site of Floyd’s May 25 death. Floyd died after Chauvin knelt on his neck for nearly nine minutes.

Later Wednesday, tensions rose outside a Minneapolis police station as law enforcement moved in and ordered the crowd to disperse.

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Police spokesman John Elder said 49 of the arrests were for misdemeanors. Many of those were cited for unlawful assembly.

One person was arrested for fourth-degree assault and another was arrested on a felony warrant.


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