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A mounted unit helps keep order during a protest against the death of George Floyd, Saturday, May 30, 2020, in Pittsburgh. People nationwide protested the Memorial Day death of Floyd, who died in police custody in Minneapolis. (Shane Dunlap/Pittsburgh Tribune-Review via AP)

Much of central Philadelphia to be closed off after violence

May. 31, 2020 1:46 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Officials in Philadelphia announced plans to close off much of the center of the city Sunday after peaceful protests over George Floyd's death turned into a night of destruction with store windows smashed near City Hall, merchandise taken from stores and police and other vehicles and...

Los Angeles Police Department commander Cory Palka stands among several destroyed police cars as one explodes while on fire during a protest over the death of George Floyd, Saturday, May 30, 2020, in Los Angeles. Floyd died in police custody on Memorial Day in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

The Latest: Chicago mayor restricts vehicle, transit access

May. 31, 2020 1:35 PM EDT

The Latest on the 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: ___ Chicago Mayor Lori Lighfoot says access to downtown is restricted to only to residents and essential workers and the National Guard will have a presence in...

Protesters toppled the statue of Edward Carmack outside the state Capitol after a peaceful demonstration turned violent, Sunday, May 31, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Kimberlee Kruesi)

Cleanup efforts underway after violent Nashville protest

May. 31, 2020 1:32 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nashville's honky tonks and other businesses boarded up their smashed store fronts, while cleanup crews began scrubbing graffiti and removing debris Sunday following a protest in response to the death of George Floyd. According to Metro Nashville Police, at least 30 businesses and...

A City of Miami employee cleans up debris from the street next to graffiti reading

Cleanup, curfew and injuries following unrest in Florida

May. 31, 2020 1:31 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Deputies were recovering from injuries, nightly curfews were issued and the cleanup of smashed store windows began Sunday around Florida after a night of unrest throughout the state's cities that followed protests in response to the death in Minneapolis of George Floyd, a black man who...

Protesters march down the street as trash burns in the background during a solidarity rally for George Floyd, Saturday, May 30, 2020, in New York. Protests were held throughout the city over the death of George Floyd, a black man who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on May 25. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)

NYC preps for more protests; National Guard on standby

May. 31, 2020 1:18 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City officials were looking for a peaceful way forward after three days of protests against police brutality that left police cars burned and led to the arrest of hundreds of people. Mayor Bill de Blasio said he had no plans to impose a curfew Sunday despite many other major U.S....

People set fire to vehicles during a protest, Saturday, May 30, 12020 in Seattle. Protests were held throughout the country over the death of George Floyd, a black man who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on May 25. (Dean Rutz/The Seattle Times via AP)

Seattle, Portland to have curfews Sunday following riots

May. 31, 2020 1:13 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Dozens of people were arrested in Seattle and Portland, Oregon, as protests over the killing of George Floyd turned violent, with looters smashing up storefronts and mayors in both cities again issuing curfew orders for Sunday evening. Police in Seattle arrested at least 27 people Saturday...

A protester looks on as a flipped over police vehicle burns Saturday, May 30, 2020, in Salt Lake City. People converged on downtown Salt Lake City, Saturday to protest the death of George Floyd who died in Minneapolis police custody on May 25. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

41 arrested, 1 officer hurt during Salt Lake City protests

May. 31, 2020 1:08 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Forty-one people were arrested in Salt Lake City during a volatile Saturday of protests over the death of George Floyd that led to one police car being burned, one officer being seriously injured and the implementation of a curfew, Utah authorities said Sunday morning as crews cleaned...

Chicago mayor restricts vehicle, transit access downtown, calls in National Guard help after demonstrations turn violent

May. 31, 2020 1:06 PM EDT
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago mayor restricts vehicle, transit access downtown, calls in National Guard help after demonstrations turn violent.
Nuns and faithful gather in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Sunday, May 31, 2020. Pope Francis has cheerfully greeted people in St. Peter’s Square on Sunday, as he resumed his practice of speaking to the faithful there for the first time since lockdown began in Italy and at the Vatican in early March. Instead of the tens of thousands of people who might have turned out on a similarly brilliantly sunny day like this Sunday, in pre-pandemic times, perhaps a few hundred came to the square, standing well apart from others or in small family groups. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

The Latest: Italy records 355 new virus cases, 75 deaths

May. 31, 2020 12:49 PM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — Italy registers 355 new cases, 75 more deaths. —...

A security guard walks behind shattered glass at the CNN building at the CNN Center in the aftermath of a demonstration against police violence on Saturday, May 30, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

Kemp authorizes 3,000 Guard troops for protests in Georgia

May. 31, 2020 12:46 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta's mayor has extended a curfew another night and Georgia's governor has authorized up to 3,000 National Guard troops to be deployed to cities across the state to respond if needed to protests over the deaths of George Floyd in Minnesota and Ahmaud Arbery. Guard soldiers had helped...