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U.S. police arrested over 14,000 people after protests broke up in the wake of George Floyd's murder.

The maximum number of arrests were made in LA, which accounted for more than a quarter of national arrests.

The maximum number of arrests were made in LA, which accounted for more than a quarter of national arrests.On May 25, 2020, a 46-year-old African-American man George Floyd was killed by a police officer in Minneapolis for allegedly buying cigarettes with a counterfeit $20 bill, the New York Times reported. A day after Floyd’s death, protests broke out across the United States, with protesters decrying “racism” and “police brutality.” Meanwhile, the #BlackLivesMatter started making rounds on social media.

According to an official tally of known arrests, more than 10,000 people were arrested across the United States, the Associated Press reported.

According to AP, the maximum number of arrests happened in Los Angeles, which accounted for more than a quarter of the national arrests. This was followed by New York, Dallas, and Philadelphia. The report stated that though hundreds were charged with burglary and looting, most of those arrested were accused of small offenses such as failure to disperse and violate the curfew.

The Washington Post, on the other hand, reported more than 14,000 arrests across 49 cities since May 27. The numbers were according to WaPo’s tally of data retrieved from the police departments and media reports.

The AP report quoted Kath Rogers, an executive director of the Los Angeles office of the National Lawyers Guild, saying that many people were swept up in the arrests, as they were at the wrong place at the wrong time. Rogers gave an example of a man taking pictures of the looting with his phone and then was arrested for “looting.” Also, a woman who was going for an evening walk and wasn’t a part of the protest was also arrested.

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