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Most demonstrations were peaceful, with few incidents, others had moments of confrontation and yes, some violence.
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National guard troops were called in and violent confrontation ensued.
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Journalist Matt McKnight recorded the confrontation and shared it to Twitter, showing the scene as multiple suspects were arrested outside of the vandalised store.
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The ensuing protests against police brutality over the last several days in Minneapolis and other major US cities such as Atlanta, Brooklyn, Washington DC, and Chicago have led to heated confrontations between demonstrators and law enforcement, some of which have broken out into small pockets of violence.
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Hennessy-Fiske described how she and her photographer, Carolyn Cole, had to flee the oncoming police when they marched toward protestors, seeking shelter from what seemed to be a violent confrontation in the making.
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“Equipping officers in a manner more appropriate for a battlefield may put them in the mindset that confrontation and conflict are inevitable,” she said.