Latest Protests and demonstrations News

Demonstrators protest in Centennial Olympic Park, Friday, May 29, 2020 in Atlanta. Protests were organized in cities around the United States following the death of George Floyd during an arrest in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Mike Stewart)

Fiery Atlanta rally among US protests of George Floyd death

May. 29, 2020 8:36 PM EDT

Protests over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody spread around the United States on Friday. Protests were largely peaceful as demonstrators marched in the streets from Los Angeles to New York, but in Atlanta, demonstrators set a police car ablaze and broke windows at CNN’s...

Amber Kirtley, left, and Jeff Gullo drink beers at Dacha Beer Garden in the Shaw neighborhood in Washington, Friday, May 29, 2020, as the District of Columbia gradually loosens stay-at-home rules that have been in place since March 25 because of the pandemic and allows restaurants to resume outdoor dining. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Trump takes aim at WHO as US economic outlook worsens

May. 29, 2020 8:32 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — With new U.S. economic numbers highlighting the rough road ahead for a hoped-for rebound, President Donald Trump on Friday took aim at the World Health Organization and China, blaming both for their roles in the pandemic's devastation. Trump announced that the United States will end its...

A participant destroys a thin blue line American flag used to honor police officers during a protest outside the State Capitol over the death of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man in police custody in Minneapolis, Friday, May 29, 2020, in Denver. More than 1,000 protesters walked from the Capitol down the 16th Street pedestrian mall during the protest. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Denver mayor decries violence in protests over Floyd death

May. 29, 2020 8:23 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Hundreds of people staged a raucous but generally peaceful roving protest in Denver on Friday over George Floyd's death as Mayor Michael Hancock called for calm and unity after an earlier downtown demonstration turned violent. Chanting “George Floyd” and “No Justice, No...

Coronavirus protest concert blocked by Utah judge

May. 29, 2020 8:22 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah judge blocked a concert protesting coronavirus restrictions Friday, siding with county health officials who said the event expected to attract thousands of people could worsen the pandemic. Judge Dianna Gibson decided there was a real risk of spreading the virus within the...

Protestors demonstrate outside of a burning Minneapolis 3rd Police Precinct, Thursday, May 28, 2020, in Minneapolis. Protests over the death of George Floyd, a black man who died in police custody Monday, broke out in Minneapolis for a third straight night. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

'I can't breathe' a rally cry anew for police protests in US

May. 29, 2020 8:19 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — “I can’t breathe.” Eric Garner uttered those words six years ago, locked in a police chokehold. It became a rallying cry after his death for demonstrators across the country who protested the killings of African Americans by police. Then came the 2016 presidential...

In this Thursday, May 28, 2020, photo, Fontana police, along with other law enforcement agencies, work on Sierra Avenue in Fontana, Calif., following a protest over the death of George Floyd in Minnesota. Violence erupted Thursday night in Fontana as about 100 people moved up and down a thoroughfare and blocked traffic. Police say an unlawful assembly was declared and the crowd was ordered to disperse but some persisted. (Will Lester/The Orange County Register/SCNG via AP)

Hundreds block Silicon Valley highway over Floyd killing

May. 29, 2020 8:15 PM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Hundreds of people marched through the capital of Silicon Valley and temporarily shut down a five-lane section of highway Friday to protest the killing of an African American man by a white Minneapolis police officer. Video footage from KGO-TV showed vehicles at a virtual standstill...

Protesters rally over the death of George Floyd, a black man who was in police custody in Minneapolis Friday, May 29, 2020, in New York. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on Memorial Day. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Demonstrators take to New York City streets in Floyd protest

May. 29, 2020 8:13 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Demonstrators took to New York City streets on Friday for a second day in protest of the death of George Floyd, the black Minnesota man killed in police custody, and invoked the names of other black people who died at police hands. In Brooklyn, crowds of demonstrators chanted at police...

Thousands rally in Houston to protest George Floyd's death

May. 29, 2020 8:10 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — In Houston, the city where George Floyd grew up, several thousand people shut down a downtown freeway Friday as they marched after a rally to protest his death while in police custody in Minneapolis. The protesters ended up alongside Interstate 69, usually one of Houston’s more...

President Donald Trump leaves after speaking in the Rose Garden of the White House, Friday, May 29, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Trump walks back his incendiary Minneapolis 'thugs' post

May. 29, 2020 8:03 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump spent Friday walking back his post-midnight “thugs” tweet about Minneapolis protesters that added to outrage over the police killing of a black man. Trump's later repeated condemnation of the killing and outreach to the man's family was a marked change...

A City of Phoenix worker stands near graffiti at a bus stop, Friday, May 29, in Phoenix, in the aftermath of a demonstration protesting the death of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man who died in police custody Monday with much of the arrest captured on video of a Minneapolis police officer kneeling on the neck of Floyd. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Phoenix march to protest George Floyd's death turns violent

May. 29, 2020 7:51 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A rally in downtown Phoenix to protest the death of George Floyd while in police custody in Minneapolis turned violent when protesters in Arizona’s largest city threw rocks and bottles at officers, broke windows at police headquarters, and damaged businesses and vehicles, officials...