Protest and Riot break out around America after George Floyd's death [PHOTOS]
At least 25 cities have imposed curfews and numerous states activated National Guard forces in anticipation of another night of protests, sparked in part by the death of Floyd -- who was unarmed and handcuffed -- while in Minneapolis police custody.
Protests and riots over the death of George Floyd raged from coast to coast -- with crowds breaking curfew in major cities on another night of fury and frustrations.
|An Atlanta Police Department vehicle burns Friday afternoon AP Photo/Mike Stewart|
Latest news protests and riots across America
• City curfews: A curfew is underway in cities like Atlanta, Philadelphia and Milwaukee until Sunday morning. Mayors in cities like Denver, Cincinnati, Louisville and Salt Lake City imposed evening curfews that will expire Monday morning.
• Officer injured: A Philadelphia bike officer trying to stop people involved in looting was run over by the suspects while escaping. The officer is in the hospital with a broken arm and other injuries. At least 12 other officers were injured.
• National Guard: Several states and the District of Columbia have either activated or requested assistance from the National Guard, including Minnesota, Georgia, Ohio, Colorado and Kentucky.
• 21-year-old shot: A young man was killed Friday night in downtown Detroit where protests were taking place. Police had previously said the victim was 19 and that they could not confirm whether the victim was part of the protests.
Protests and riots turned deadly in some cities
A nation cooped up for weeks over coronavirus restrictions and suffering from resulting job losses saw throngs of people demonstrating in the streets of more than 30 cities on Friday.
People initially gathered peacefully in some places but anger boiled over as the hours passed.
At a protest in Detroit, one person was shot dead.
In Oakland, California, one Federal Protective Service officer was killed and one other injured Friday in a shooting at the downtown federal building during protests in the city, police said. Details about what led to the shooting weren't immediately available.
Los Angeles Curfew Extended Through Sunday – 400 Arrests
Los Angeles will be under a citywide curfew for a second straight night on Sunday, as the city continues to struggle with protests related to the George Floyd death in Minneapolis.
Police Chief Michel Moore said there was “hundreds of thousands in property damage” related to Saturday’s protests, which were concentrated in the Fairfax area on Beverly Boulevard and 3rd Street before moving to Beverly Hills and other areas. He said there were “just under” 400 arrests related to Saturday’s demonstrations, which followed Friday’s 500 arrests for a downtown melee.
|SEATTLE, WA - MAY 30: Protesters riot in the streets following a peaceful rally expressing outrage ... [+] GETTY IMAGES|
|Protesters form a human chain near the 5th Police Precinct during a demonstration in Minneapolis on May 30, 2020.Chandan Khanna / AFP - Getty Images|
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