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UAE consulate in New York issues advisory regarding George Floyd protests

UAE consulate in New York issues advisory regarding George Floyd protests

Protests have erupted across several cities in the US following the death of 46-year-old George Floyd in Minneapolis last week

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The UAE Consulate in New York City (NYC) has tweeted instructing Emiratis to exercise caution at a time when protests around the death of George Floyd have rocked different parts of the US, including NYC.

The consulate tweeted: “The Consulate General of the State of New York advises all citizens in New York and the neighbouring states to stay away from the areas of demonstrations and gatherings currently taking place in the United States and follow the directions issued by the relevant local authorities. In the event of an emergency, please call 6466302575.”

Tensions across the US have escalated dramatically over the last few days following the killing of 46-year-old George Floyd in Minneapolis last week.

A video circulated shows a police officer kneeling over the neck of the unarmed Floyd who was lying handcuffed face down on a street.

The police officer in question, Derek Chauvin, was charged on Friday afternoon with third-degree murder and manslaughter.

Protests have now erupted in at least 30 cities across the US, according to American media reports, which have also indicated that thousands have taken to the streets to protest in NYC alone.

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