Stan Grant’s analysis of the US riots – tension has been building for centuries | ABC News

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The death this week of an unarmed black man at the hands of a Minnesota police officer has unleashed a wave of protests across the United States.

Demonstrators first turned out in the city of Minneapolis where George Floyd died, but rallies quickly broke out in Georgia, California, New York, Kentucky, Florida and Pennsylvania.

The protests are about more than the death of one man.

Mr Floyd’s killing has reopened centuries-old wounds about race relations in the United States — especially the way African-Americans are treated by police.

While the protests have largely been peaceful, police in several cities have fired rubber bullets and tear gas to disperse demonstrators.

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