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San Diego County sheriff officers stand guard in front of a burning bank building after a protest over the death of George Floyd, Sunday, May 31, 2020, in La Mesa, Calif. Protests were held in U.S. cities over the death of Floyd, a black man who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on May 25. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

‘We’re sick of it’: Anger over police killings shatters US

May. 31, 2020 1:40 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Americans began cleaning up charred and glass-strewn streets Sunday after another night of unrest fueled by rage over police mistreatment of African Americans destroyed businesses, damaged landmarks and raised tensions across a divided nation to the boiling point. The chaos reached into...

In this May 29, 2020, photo, Marcus Lavon of Des Moines raises his hands during a protest in Des Moines. Protests have been erupting all over the country after George Floyd died earlier this week in police custody in Minneapolis. (Bryon Houlgrave/The Des Moines Register via AP)

Des Moines police arrest dozens after using tear gas

May. 31, 2020 1:40 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Police arrested more than two dozen people after using tear gas to break up a protest and stop vandalism near the Polk County Courthouse in downtown Des Moines. Live video from WOI-TV showed a small group of people spraying paint on the courthouse and breaking at least one of its...

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...

Nevada governor activates National Guard after Reno protest

May. 31, 2020 1:28 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Gov. Steve Sisolak has activated the Nevada National Guard after protesters broke windows at City Hall and set fires. City officials in Reno instituted an immediate mandatory curfew Saturday night and Sisolak said that the Guard was activated after receiving a call for aid from city...

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....

Protesting lawyers detained in Moscow for violating lockdown

May. 31, 2020 1:17 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Moscow police on Sunday detained demonstrators who were holding one-person pickets outside the headquarters of Russia’s main criminal investigative agency. The OVD-Info organization that monitors political arrests says at least seven people were detained and some of them were charged...

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...