Protesters in Brooklyn, New York, set fire to a blue lives matter flag during demonstrations on May 29 sparked by the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis days earlier.
This video shows protesters torching the flag, symbolic of support for police officers. The flag was draped over a burned out New York Police Department van.
The Brooklyn protest was one of many held in major cities around the US after video circulated of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin pinning Floyd, a black 46-year-old, to the ground with his knee on Floyd’s neck on May 25. Floyd died soon after.
Chauvin, since fired by Minneapolis police, was arrested and charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter on May 29. Credit: Alya Albert via Storyful