Sen. Tina Smith (D-MN) discusses the unrest in Minneapolis after George Floyd's death

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WASHINGTON (Gray DC) -- Sen. Tina Smith spoke to Gray DC Friday about the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis and ongoing protests in the city.

Protestors demonstrate outside of a burning Minneapolis 3rd Police Precinct, Thursday, May 28, 2020, in Minneapolis. Protests over the death of George Floyd, a black man who died in police custody Monday, broke out in Minneapolis for a third straight night. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Floyd, a black man, was killed after a white police officer held his knee against Floyd's neck for nearly nine minutes. The former officer, Derek Chauvin, was taken into custody and charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter. He and the three other officers seen in the body-cam video were also fired.

Protests are ongoing in Minneapolis and across the country following the incident.

To hear Smith's full interview, click the video above.
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