The white house was briefly closed Friday evening because of the protests that erupted due to the death of an African-American to George Floyd at the hands of police, told the Fox News channel.

Pool of journalists who were outside the building, asked to go inside, then the entrance and exit were blocked. In the West wing of the White house, there were about a dozen journalists, said the TV channel.

In not coordinated with the authorities the protest near the White house was attended by about a thousand people, there were no serious riots.

The death of Floyd caused the riots in Minneapolis 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. 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.