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Trump tweets censored for 'glorifying violence'

Trump tweets censored for 'glorifying violence'
Twitter have placed a public interest notice on a tweet by US President Donald Trump for "glorifying violence".
As riots rage in Minneapolis over the death in custody of black man George Floyd, President Trump called the protesters "thugs" and insinuated that looters would be shot in a series of tweets he posted a short time ago.
In the tweets, President Trump threatened to bring in the National Guard to "get the job done right".
US President Donald Trump's tweets have been censored by Twitter after he said 'when the looting starts, the shooting starts' in relation to US rioting over the death of black man George Floyd. (Supplied)
"When the looting starts, the shooting starts," he said.
The tweets have since been hidden by Twitter with a notice that they incite violence and go against Twitter's rules about violence.
Thousands of protesters poured into the streets of downtown Minneapolis to demand justice over the death of a black man in custody.
George Floyd, 46, died after pleading for help as a police officer used his knee on Floyd's neck to pin him - unarmed and handcuffed - to the ground.
Mr Floyd could be heard telling the officers that he couldn't breathe – echoing the case of Eric Garner, another black man who died during an arrest.
On Wednesday night, Minneapolis' second day of protests transitioned to rioting and looting south of downtown, with people smashing their way into stores and setting businesses and other buildings ablaze.
Video posted to social media shows groups of people ransacking the Target shop, dragging out boxes containing flat screen TVs and other electronic goods. (Twitter/Karen Scullin)
Video from one incident showed looters taking over a Target store in the city, ransacking the shop and dragging out electronic items.
On Thursday businesses across Minneapolis were boarding up their windows and doors to prevent further looting.
Meanwhile a police precinct was burning in the city late Thursday as the protests raged on.