St. Louis man ‘dragged to death by FedEx truck during George Floyd protest’ – The Sun

A MAN has been dragged to death by a FedEx truck during protests in St Louis over the death of George Floyd.

Video captures the shocking moment as the 18-wheeler is surrounded by protesters while attempting to pass through the chaos on Friday

The clip taken by witness Jared Arms shows the large white articulated truck, towing two trailers emblazoned with the FedEx logo, moving through the demonstrations over the death of Mr Floyd.

Screaming can then be heard, and a number of men surround the vehicle and begin to bang on the driver's side window.

Voices can be heard shouting "back the truck up" and people wave their arms to get the driver to move.

More screaming can then be heard as the huge vehicle starts moving forward, loudly sounding its horn.

Moments later what appears to be a man can be seen stuck between the wheels of the rear trailer as bystanders desperately try to to stop the truck.

The truck continues to move for a number of minutes before stopping further down the road as the Mr Arms gives chase shouting "this is f****d up".

Eventually the cameraman catches up with the FedEx truck.

A man in a white shirt can be seen with a torch checking what appears to be a body lying between the two trailers.

Cops then arrive on the scene to check on the victim as the awful footage draws to a close.

One witness posted on Twitter: "Me and many others tried pulling him from under the truck.

"He was under the tire for at least a minute before the truck started drive. We didn't have enough strength."

Police said the man died after being taken the hosptial and the incident is currently under investigation, reports St Louis Post-Dispatch.

In a statement to The US Sun, a spokeswoman for FedEx said: "We join all those who are grieving the events of this week.

"We are deeply saddened to learn of a tragic situation involving a demonstrator in St. Louis and one of our vehicles.

"We offer our sincerest condolences to the family of the individual involved.

"There is no higher priority for FedEx than safety, and we are cooperating fully with the investigating authorities at this time."

The incident comes as protests and violence erupts nationwide over the death of Mr Floyd in Minneapolis.

Mr Floyd – described by his family as a "gentle giant" – died after white police officer Derek Chauvin was caught on video kneeling on his neck as he pleaded "I can't breathe".

Footage shows Mr Floyd appear to go limp as Chauvin ignores his cries for help along with three other cops, Thomas Lane, Tou Thao and J. Alexander Kueng.

Chauvin has since been arrested for murder as outraged protesters turned to rioting and looting in Minneapolis.

Fury spread to other cities such as Atlanta, Washington DC, New York and Los Angeles as the shocking incident renews focus on police brutality and racism.

Mr Floyd's girlfriend Courteney Ross has pleaded for peace amid the widespread scenes of destruction – saying the violence would "devastate" him.

President Trump has since waded in and taken aim at the protesters, saying demonstrations at the White House had "little to do with Floyd".

Meanwhile, Minnesota Governor Tim Walz has blamed "international destabilization" and "domestic terror" for the protests as he fully mobilized the National Guard.

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