NYC braced for more protests over police violence after West Coast clashes

A protester flees as police officers try to disperse a crowd comprised largely of student demonstrators during a protest against police violence in the U.S.

(Reuters) – A fifth day of nationwide protests against police violence was set to begin on Sunday after overnight clashes in two West Coast cities as New York’s police commissioner said an internal investigation into a chokehold death could last four months.

After a relatively calm night in New York City, 13 people were arrested overnight in angry demonstrations in Seattle, where crowds threw rocks and attacked police, and in the California university town of Berkeley, where windows were smashed, stores looted and tear gas fired at protesters.
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