U.S. presidential candidate from the Democratic Party, Joe Biden, urges the protesters, which covered a number of cities in the country, to be prudent.
“To protest against such brutality is just and necessary. This is a typical American response. But to burn the blocks and destroy them senselessly is not. Protests that overshadow their very cause should not be allowed. They should not lead people away from the true cause of the protest,” Biden said in a statement.
As of Sunday morning, curfews have been declared in at least 25 cities across 16 U.S. states.
Donald Trump said his administration will stop the riots. “My administration will stop the riots and violence. We will stop this immediately,” Trump said, speaking at the Kennedy Space Center. “There will be no anarchy,” the American leader promised.
Riots and protests began in the United States after 46-year-old African-American George Floyd was detained by police in Minneapolis on May 25. One of the policemen pressed Floyd’s neck with his knee while apprehended. The African-American subsequently died in intensive care.