Police said some 71 people were arrested in Cleveland overnight during protests that flared after a police officer was found not guilty in the shooting deaths of an unarmed black man and a woman following a high-speed car chase in 2012.
Protests were mostly peaceful after the verdict was announced on Saturday, Police Chief Calvin Williams told a news conference. Later in the day, some people "crossed the line," assaulting bystanders in a downtown restaurant area, briefly blocking a major highway and disrupting business at a shopping center, he said.
Police in the US said they found a mother pushing her dead three-year-old boy on a park swing in Maryland early on Friday, Reuters reports.
Officers responded to a call around 7am to check on a woman who witnesses said had been pushing a child for hours on a swing at Wills Memorial Park in La Plata, according to Charles County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Diane Richardson.
When the officers arrived they found the 24-year-old woman still pushing the child in the swing, and they realised immediately that the boy was dead, Richardson said.
The child had no signs of obvious trauma, she said, and had been dead for at least several hours. An autopsy will be performed to determine the boy's cause of death.
The mother, who was not identified, was transported to a nearby hospital for medical tests, police said.
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"None of these are really advanced by the symbol of Guantanamo."
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The Chinese professors were affiliated with Tianjin University, the department said.
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