In pictures: Protests, police and violence across the United States


As protests and violence continue to grow across the United States following the death of 46-year-old man George Floyd at the hands of police, tensions and clashes have made for vivid images.

The street protests recalled activism by the Black Lives Matter movement, and evoke moments in the turbulent history of racial and economic struggle in the US, from the convulsions of 1968 to the riots that broke out in Los Angeles in 1992.

These are some of the latest pictures captured across the country:

Police officers clash with protesters in Chicago.

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Police officers clash with protesters in Chicago.

Protesters march down the street as thrash burns in the background in New York.

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Protesters march down the street as thrash burns in the background in New York.

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Chicago police officers clash with protesters.

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Chicago police officers clash with protesters.

Police walk through tear gas as they push back protesters at a rally in Las Vegas.

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Police walk through tear gas as they push back protesters at a rally in Las Vegas.

Protesters rally in Las Vegas, over the death of George Floyd.

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Protesters rally in Las Vegas, over the death of George Floyd.

A Chicago Police Department SUV is set on fire in the central city.

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A Chicago Police Department SUV is set on fire in the central city.

Chicago police officers deployed in the central city.

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Chicago police officers deployed in the central city.

Protesters face off with Chicago police.

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Protesters face off with Chicago police.

A woman stares into the camera with "I cant breath" written on her face mask in Chicago.

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A woman stares into the camera with “I cant breath” written on her face mask in Chicago.

Protesters demonstrate in front of the Austin Police Department in Texas.

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Protesters demonstrate in front of the Austin Police Department in Texas.