Minnesota governor calls for end to violence, expects 'swift' justice in Floyd case

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Minnesota governor calls for end to violence, expects 'swift' justice in Floyd case

Minnesota Governor Tim Walz called on Friday for an end to the violent protests that have rocked Minneapolis following the death of an unarmed black man in police custody and said he expected "swift" justice for the police officers involved.

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Minnesota governor calls for end to violence, expects 'swift' justice in Floyd case

Walz also promised a reckoning with the racial inequities behind the unrest, but said that first the state's National Guard would work to restore order following three nights of arson, looting and vandalism in Minneapolis.

The protests were sparked by outrage over the death of George Floyd, a black man who was filmed crying out for help as a white police officer pinned him to the ground with a knee to his neck.

Floyd, 46, died on Monday.

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