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Protesters who were arrested by police for breaking a curfew during a solidarity rally calling for justice over the death of George Floyd, sit on a sidewalk as they wait to be taken away in a van on Thursday, June 4, 2020, in New York. Floyd, an African American man, died on May 25 after a white Minneapolis police officer pressed a knee into his neck for several minutes even after he stopped moving and pleading for air. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)

The Latest: Protesters take to NYC streets after curfew

Jun. 5, 2020 12:03 AM EDT

The Latest on the May 25 death in Minneapolis of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man who pleaded for air as a white police officer pressed a knee on his neck: TOP OF THE HOUR: — Protesters take to New York City streets after curfew, again. — Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms tells protesters they...

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey speaks at a press conference about protests and COVID-19 in Arizona Thursday, June 4, 2020, at the Arizona Commerce Authority Conference Center in Phoenix. (Sean Logan/The Arizona Republic via AP, Pool)

Ducey vows to protect peaceful protests, crack down on riots

Jun. 4, 2020 9:24 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey said he would protect the rights of peaceful protesters but not give a free pass to “rioters and looters” as a second week of demonstrations against police brutality got underway Thursday. Hundreds of people gathered in front of Phoenix City Hall to...

Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott holds up a walking stick he said was used to shatter windows in a police vehicle and a rock that was thrown and broke a deputy's thumb during a violent demonstration May 30 and 31, at his office in Columbia, SC., on Thursday, June 4, 2020. Lott said deputies are reviewing social media and expect to arrest a number of people for violent or destructive acts during the demonstrations May 30 and May 31. (AP Photo /Jeffrey Collins)

Sheriff: Videos lead to riot arrests; racists were in crowd

Jun. 4, 2020 6:46 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Four people arrested over the past few days for damaging and stealing property or assaulting people during violent demonstrations last weekend in South Carolina's capital city had one thing in common — they posted video of their crimes on social media, Richland County Sheriff...

Influencer Jake Paul faces charges after Arizona mall riot

Jun. 4, 2020 6:14 PM EDT

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Social media influencer Jake Paul faces misdemeanor charges following a riot at a mall outside Phoenix, police said Thursday. Paul, who has 20 million followers, says he was merely trying to find people protesting against the death of George Floyd. Paul, 23, was identified as a...

Atlantic City man faces federal rioting charge

Jun. 4, 2020 3:57 PM EDT

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Federal authorities charged an Atlantic City man Thursday with using social media to participate in and encourage rioting after investigators reviewed posts and video on his Facebook page. The charge stemmed from events Sunday night in Atlantic City where protesters gathered to decry...

Judge denies bail for man accused of post encouraging riot

Jun. 4, 2020 3:51 PM EDT

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire judge on Thursday denied bail for a man accused of authoring a social media post that encouraged people to riot and tip police cars in Manchester. Police were made aware of the Facebook post inviting people to protest racism and police brutality at an event Tuesday...

In this grab taken from video on Wednesday, June 3, 2020, Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex gestures during a video address to leavers at the Immaculate Heart High School in Los Angeles. The Duchess of Sussex has shared her sadness about racial divisions in the United States, telling students at her former high school that she felt moved to speak out because the life of George Floyd mattered. Meghan told graduates at the Immaculate Heart High School in Los Angeles that she wrestled with the question on what to tell them given the days of protests after the Floyd’s death in police custody. (The Duchess of Sussex via AP)

Meghan speaks out on racial divisions in US

Jun. 4, 2020 9:23 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, has shared her sadness about racial divisions in the United States, telling students at her former high school that she felt moved to speak out because the life of George Floyd mattered. Meghan told graduates at Immaculate Heart High School in Los Angeles that...

Tear gas floats in the air as a line of police move demonstrators away from St. John's Church across Lafayette Park from the White House, as they gather to protest the death of George Floyd, Monday, June 1, 2020, in Washington. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

AP FACT CHECK: Trump denies tear gas use despite evidence

Jun. 4, 2020 9:22 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and some of his supporters are claiming authorities did not use tear gas against people in a crackdown outside the White House this week. There's evidence they did. Law enforcement officials shy away from describing crowd-dispersing chemical tools as tear gas; it...

Police make 3rd arrest in damaged Nashville courthouse

Jun. 4, 2020 6:38 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Police have arrested a third person after a historic courthouse in Tennessee was vandalized during a weekend protest that turned violent. Metro Nashville Police said Wednesday that Vincent Hamer, 18, had been arrested on charges of aggravated rioting and felony vandalism. According...

Demonstrators leave a rally and head toward Seattle City Hall Wednesday, June 3, 2020, in Seattle, following protests over the death of George Floyd, a black man who died in police custody in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

The Latest: Seattle ends city-wide curfew ahead of schedule

Jun. 4, 2020 1:39 AM EDT

The Latest on the May 25 death in Minneapolis of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man who pleaded for air as a white police officer pressed a knee on his neck: TOP OF THE HOUR: — Seattle ends city-wide curfew ahead of schedule. — Demonstrators march to U.S. Capitol during peaceful protests in...