US protests latest: Denver police ordered to stop deploying ‘less-than-lethal’ force as protests continue for 11th day

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Amid accusations across the United States of police use of excessive force, a federal judge in Denver has ordered police to stop deploying tear gas, rubber bullets and other “less-than-lethal” devices.

Meanwhile, New York City officials downplayed and denied the police department’s rough treatment of protesters as protests across the country continue for the 11th day.

US President Donald Trump says good economic news marks a “great day” for George Floyd, but his Democratic rival Joe Biden calls him “despicable” for putting words into the late African-American man’s mouth.

This story will be regularly updated throughout Saturday.

Saturday’s key moments:

Denver police ordered to stop using less-than-lethal force

A speaker addresses demonstrators gathered outside the State Capitol to protest the death of George Floyd, in Denver.
A speaker addresses demonstrators gathered outside the State Capitol to protest the death of George Floyd, in Denver.(AP: David Zalubowski)

Amid accusations across the country of police use of excessive…

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