Riots in the US city of Davenport, Iowa, opened fire on police officers on the night of Monday, June 1. As a result, two people were killed and two injured, including a law enforcement officer. This was announced by the head of the police department of the city Paul Sikorski.
According to him, at night there were reports of riots, including in the Davenport area, where large stores are located. Three police officers were fired upon while patrolling the city.
“They were ambushed. One police officer was injured, ”said the head of the department. He also said that as a result of the incident, two people were killed, another injured. The personalities of these people were not disclosed. Several people were detained in connection with the incident.
Earlier that day, police in the US city of Louisville, Kentucky, reportedly shot and killed a protester during demonstrations that began with the death of African-American George Floyd.
The riots in the US began in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where Floyd was killed as a result of the hard police detention. A video appeared on the Web in which law enforcement officers handcuffed a man, knocked him down and fell on him three, one of them stepping on his neck with his knee. In the frames, Floyd says several times that he can not breathe, after which he calms down. The man died in intensive care. After that, protests broke out in major cities in the United States, including New York, Washington, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Las Vegas and Ferguson.
President Donald Trump has introduced an emergency mode in Minneapolis and 40 more cities, including the capital. The Mayor of Minneapolis set a curfew in the city.
Earlier, former adviser to former US President Barack Obama, Susan Rice, said that Russia could stand behind the protests in the United States. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said to this that “such insinuations can in no way reflect Washington’s official point of view,” the Federal News Agency reports .
Oleg Morozov, a member of the Federation Council’s foreign affairs committee, called Rice’s statement completely false . He said that the worst that Russia can do is start making excuses.