MOSCOW, 30 may — RIA Novosti. protests due death of African American George Floyd in Minneapolis on Friday escalated into riots in several major U.S. cities, reports the associated Press.

the clashes of protesters with police, detention and acts of vandalism occur in new York, Atlanta (GA), Albuquerque (new Mexico), the Fountain, San Jose (California) and Houston (Texas).

in addition, according to the Agency, similar cases were reported a day earlier on Thursday in Phoenix (Arizona) and Denver (Colorado).

the death of the African-American George Floyd in Minneapolis caused the riots in this city and other cities after the video of his arrest. The record shows, as the police tackled Floyd and handcuffed him, and one of the officers leaned a knee on his neck. On another video you can see that at the prisoner fell two more policemen. The detainee first few times he says he can’t breathe and then losing consciousness. Floyd was hospitalized, he died in intensive care.

When this information became widespread, the leadership of the city police announced the dismissal of four officers who participated in the arrest. Subsequently, one of them was charged with negligent homicide and manslaughter. The city held a protest, accompanied by vandalism and fires. The investigation into the death of Floyd has joined the FBI, which declared the case a priority.