Authorities said hundreds of people were arrested and five officers injured after the Los Angeles Police Dept. declared an "unlawful assembly" late Friday and attempted to shut down much of downtown.
The local authorities were conciliatory in the first days of the protests, but have since called in the National Guard and stiffened their tone. "NO youre gonna help your friend because THEY are in PAIN because THEY are in need because THEY ARE BLEEDING", she continued. George Floyd." They hoisted signs reading: "He said I can't breathe.
Derek Chauvin was charged Friday with one count of third-degree murder - unintentionally causing a death - and one count of negligent manslaughter.
US PresidentDonald Trump and others in opposition of how far the protests have gone, called the uprisings a "mockery" and dishonor to the memory of Floyd.
Washington, D.C., police officers arrested five people, including one woman who allegedly climbed over a barrier.
"We know that the individuals from outside the city of Detroit who converged at the protest location don't represent this city", Police Chief James Craig told reporters earlier in the evening.
"We are not here to placate the unrest and the rage that's taking place in our community", Borders said.
Floyd died after he was handcuffed and pinned to the ground by a white officer, Derek Chauvin, who pressed his knee on the 46-year-old man's neck for almost 9 minutes.
World leaders who often come under fire from the US Government on issues of human rights were quick to respond to the events. I'm not only speaking to people of color. Protesters shattered windows at the courthouse, and police fired tear gas to disperse the crowds, according to WFPL. There is no moral equivalence between George Floyd's killing and what happened last night in our community.
The Pentagon has also placed as many as 800 members of the military police on prepare-to-deploy orders, a USA official confirmed to NPR.
But the charges failed to calm a shaken nation whose deep wounds over racial inequality have been torn open anew, with riots raging from NY to Los Angeles in one of the worst nights of civil unrest in years.
Violence erupted again in the city where George Floyd died, but was also seen in New York, Atlanta, Oakland, Dallas and many other cities across the country.
Members of the police units were on a 30-minute recall alert early Saturday, meaning they would have to return to their bases inside that time limit in preparation for deployment to Minneapolis inside of four hours. In a tweet today, Pittsburgh Public Safety said the protesters are mobile and others should expect road closures and traffic delays.
The sometimes violent demonstrations hit cities from NY to Atlanta in a tide of anger over the treatment of minorities by law enforcement.
In Washington, police and Secret Service agents deployed in force around the White House before dozens of demonstrators gathered across the street in Lafayette Square.