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Sajid Javid has called on protesters to "show some goddamn respect" after video footage emerged of crowds chanting "f*** the police" outside Downing Street.The United States has been rocked by five days of protest across many cities after George Floyd, a black man, died in police custody in Minneapolis.
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Police officers stationed in front of the Trump International Hotel in Washington knelt in front of protesters on June 1 amid a nationwide wave of demonstrations over the death of George Floyd.A number of videos and images of the moment were shared to social media. In footage shot by local woman Lauren Malloy, the officers are seen kneeling in a line spanning the hotel’s entrance while protesters cheer and applaud them. One officer gives the crowd a thumbs up while another partakes in a fist bump with a protester.Malloy said the group she was a part of were “marching from the White House to the Capitol” when they stopped outside the Trump Hotel to kneel.“The cops took a knee in unison,” she said, “except for one who didn’t kneel.” She added that “at the end, one of the officers turned to a supervisor and asked “can I get up now” so it seems like it was an order.”Malloy said that, “after a few minutes people kept on marching.” Credit: Lauren Malloy via Storyful