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Law enforcement officers amassed along Lake Street near Hiawatha Ave. as fires burned after a night of unrest and protests in the death of George Floyd early Friday, May 29, 2020 in Minneapolis.   Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on Memorial Day. (David Joles/Star Tribune via AP)

Before Floyd death, activists saw progress on police reforms

May. 30, 2020 6:04 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Years of dialogue about police and criminal justice reforms in Minneapolis had improved the relationship between the African American community and law enforcement, activists say — before the police killing this week of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man who died after a white...

A police officer watches a crowd as a police vehicle burns near Fort Greene Park in the Brooklyn borough of New York after protesters rallied outside Barclays Center over the death of George Floyd, a black man who died Memorial Day while in police custody in Minneapolis, Friday, May 29, 2020. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

National Guard summoned to aid cities amid police clashes

May. 30, 2020 5:29 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia’s governor declared a state of emergency early Saturday to activate the state National Guard as violence flared in Atlanta and cities nationwide following the death in Minnesota of George Floyd after a white officer pressed a knee into his neck while taking him into custody....

People march from the George Floyd vigil at Peninsula Park towards the Justice Center downtown in Portland, Friday, March 29, 2020.  After hours of largely peaceful demonstrations, violence escalated late Friday in downtown Portland, as hundreds of people gathered to protest the Minneapolis police killing of a black man George Floyd.(Dave Killen/The Oregonian via AP)

Floyd protesters set fires in Portland, police declare riot

May. 30, 2020 5:21 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Protesters broke into the police headquarters in Portland, Oregon, Friday night and authorities said they lit a fire inside as a rally over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis turned violent. Blazes continued to burn early Saturday morning in multiple locations in downtown,...

A police officer watches a crowd as a police vehicle burns near Fort Greene Park in the Brooklyn borough of New York after protesters rallied outside Barclays Center over the death of George Floyd, a black man who died Memorial Day while in police custody in Minneapolis, Friday, May 29, 2020. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Chaos and destruction as New York City protest turns violent

May. 30, 2020 2:09 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — An initially peaceful demonstration in New York City over the death of George Floyd, a black man killed by police in Minnesota, spiraled into chaos as night fell Friday, as protesters skirmished with police officers, destroyed police vehicles and set fires. In Brooklyn, activists who had...

In this May 29, 2020, photo, a check-cashing business burns during protests in Minneapolis. Protests continued following the death of George Floyd, who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on Memorial Day. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Officer charged with George Floyd's death as protests flare

May. 30, 2020 1:55 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The white Minneapolis police officer who pressed his knee into George Floyd’s neck as he begged for air was arrested Friday and charged with murder, and crowds broke overnight curfews imposed to try to stem violent protests over police killings of African Americans that have...

Police: 1 dead after shots fired at protesters in Detroit

May. 30, 2020 1:46 AM EDT

One person was killed in downtown Detroit after someone in an SUV fired shots into a crowd of people protesting George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis custody, a Detroit police spokeswoman said Saturday. The shooting occurred about 11:30 p.m. Friday near Detroit's Greektown entertainment district as officers...

Police officers watch people protesting the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody on Las Vegas Boulevard in Las Vegas, Friday, May 29, 2020. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Hundreds march, arrests made in Vegas George Floyd protest

May. 30, 2020 1:43 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Las Vegas Strip protest involving hundreds of people in memory of a black man killed by a white Minneapolis police officer erupted into sporadic clashes with police beneath neon casino marquees and at least 31 arrests. There were no immediate reports of injuries to protesters or property...

Police officers and protesters clash near CNN Center, Friday, May 29, 2020, in Atlanta, in response to George Floyd's death in police custody in Minneapolis on Memorial Day. The protest started peacefully earlier in the day before demonstrators clashed with police. (AP Photo/Mike Stewart)

Protests, some violent, spread in wake of George Floyd death

May. 30, 2020 1:05 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Demonstrators marched, stopped traffic and in some cases lashed out violently at police as protests erupted Friday in dozens of U.S. cities following the killing of George Floyd after a white officer pressed a knee into his neck while taking him into custody in Minnesota. Georgia’s...

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. 30, 2020 12:22 AM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — An officer was injured after 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. Vehicles were at a virtual...

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 protest devolves into 2nd night of confrontation

May. 29, 2020 11:54 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Hundreds of people staged a raucous, roving protest in Denver on Friday that was generally peaceful until night fell, when police deployed gas canisters and fired pellet guns for a second straight night to disperse crowds gathered over the death of a black man in police custody in Minnesota....