George Floyd killing: Trump calls protesters 'thugs' as fires erupt in Minneapolis on third night of unrest – live

7.59am BST

That’s all from me for now. I’m going to hand you over to my colleague Sarah Marsh in London. Here’s the latest from the Minneapolis protests:

7.50am BST

Frey faced questions about the apparent absence of police and the National Guard on the city’s streets. He was pointedly asked by one reporter: “who is in charge?”. He directed questions about the role of police to the city’s commissioner, but called the protests “unacceptable”.

Frey:

There is a lot of pain and anger right now in our city. I understand that, our entire city recognises that. What we have seen over the past several hours and past several nights in terms of looting is unacceptable. Our community cannot and will not tolerate it … We are working with our officers right now of course, with resources provided by the state … It was clear as of last night [that] we needed additional help and we got that, some form the state and we are expecting more as well.”

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