Far-left ‘fuelling’ violent protests across US

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Far-left ‘fuelling’ violent protests across US

Far-left groups, including Antifa, are stoking violence and engaging in “mindless lawlessness” under the guise of protesting police brutality, according to Sky News host Rita Panahi.

A state of emergency has been declared in Georgia and the National Guard has been called in as violence spreads to 30 cities across the United States over the death of George Floyd.

Mr Floyd was an unarmed black man who died after a Minneapolis police officer kneeled on his neck for more than eight minutes as he told them “I can’t breathe”.

US President Donald Trump has urged officials in Minnesota to “get tougher” on protestors, as officers brace for a fifth night of unrest in Minneapolis.

His death has been condemned from across the political spectrum, with the officer who knelt on Mr Floyd’s neck, Derek Chauvin, charged with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.

Ms Panahi said while some people are protesting peacefully, many are “straight out rioters and thugs.”