Protesters in Washington are besieging neighborhoods near the White House. The protests were part of numerous demonstrations that erupted across the country this weekend in response to the death of African-American George Floyd in Minneapolis on May 25 by police.
President Donald Trump was taken to an underground bunker as demonstrators moved metal barricades away from the White House gates.
About four thousand people were detained in the U.S. during riots that swept the country after the death of African-American George Floyd by police in Minneapolis May 25. This was reported by CNN on Monday.
Meanwhile, Associated Press estimates the number of detainees at 4,400.
According to the latest data, more than 40 cities have introduced a curfew regime, while the National Guard has been involved in ensuring order in almost two dozen states and Washington.
The media compare the riots in the states to the riots following the 1968 Martin Luther King assassination and protests against the Vietnam War.