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3:25 AM: Louisville:

“I want to apologize” Louisville, Kentucky police spokeswoman says after being asked about this video showing an officer aim a non lethal weapon at a reporter while she was on live TV & fire pepper bullets at her. It should not have occurred @LMPD says.

— David Begnaud (@DavidBegnaud) May 30, 2020

3:20 AM: Portland:

PPB has declared a riot. The following is closed to all traffic, pedestrians and vehicles: SW Naito Pkwy west to SW 13th Ave is closed from SW Lincoln north to NW Everett St. Disperse now or you will be subject to gas, projectiles, and other means necessary for dispersal.

— Portland Police (@PortlandPolice) May 30, 2020

2:45 AM: Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey says “there is no honor” in burning down neighborhoods. “If you care about your community, you’ve got to put this to an end,” he says.

2:43 AM: Portland:

Louis V looted

— Sergio Olmos (@MrOlmos) May 30, 2020

A fire has started in the street (in more ways than one)

— Sergio Olmos (@MrOlmos) May 30, 2020

2:20 AM: Portland:

Police amassing to attack protesters.

— Shane Burley (@shane_burley1) May 30, 2020

Protesters have set the justice center on fire.

— Shane Burley (@shane_burley1) May 30, 2020

As the place burns protesters refuse to leave.

— Shane Burley (@shane_burley1) May 30, 2020

2:05 AM: Northern California:

I’ve seen everything today. It didn’t prepare me for this

— Timothy Burke (@bubbaprog) May 30, 2020

These #GeorgeFloyd protesters are celebrating the vandalism that has laid waste to downtown #Oakland tonight.

— sovernnation (@SovernNation) May 30, 2020

Still a sizable crowd on Franklin heading north

— Scott Rodd (@SRodd_CPR) May 30, 2020

1:57 AM: Los Angeles:

Things got a little intense as protesters were throwing things at police and passing cruisers. #LAProtests

— Ruben Vives (@LATvives) May 30, 2020

Some looting reported in Los Angeles at a Starbucks

— Acyn Torabi (@Acyn) May 30, 2020

Police asking people to sit down so they can be peacefully arrested. “Don’t resist”. This is in front of city hall. #DowntownLA

— Ruben Vives (@LATvives) May 30, 2020

Several police cruisers on Temple Street, near Spring, have been damaged. #LAProtests

— Ruben Vives (@LATvives) May 30, 2020

1:55 AM: Sacramento:

CHP declares the gathering here at 12th ave off Hwy 99 on-ramp in Sacramento an unlawful gathering, orders protesters and news media to disperse. People are moving away from line of officers across 12th ave, but mostly staying. Now people shouting “no justice no peace.”

— Alexandra Yoon-Hendricks (@ayoonhendricks) May 30, 2020

People gather in Sacramento for George Floyd protest; Get the latest at

— kcranews (@kcranews) May 30, 2020

1:50 AM: Detroit

For those asking this was done by an unknown outside party, not the Detroit Police Department. The incident is currently under investigation.

— Pop Base (@PopBase) May 30, 2020

1:45 AM: Pacific Northwest:

A driver in Portland went through a crowd and then struck a demonstrator.

— Mike Baker (@ByMikeBaker) May 30, 2020

Then the flash grenades started. Absolutely nothing fazes the person in red.

— Jon Gales (@jonknee) May 30, 2020

1:35 AM: Oakland:

The Oakland #GeorgeFloyd movement continues to escalate. An individual has decided to stay behind despite the advancing police line. A protester and I try to rescue him but he declines. Tear gas is thrown at us and she is shot by a rubber bullet.

— Sarah Belle Lin (@SarahBelleLin) May 30, 2020

1:20 AM:

Shots have been fired at law enforcement officers near the Fifth Precinct during the operation. No troopers or officers have been injured. Leave the area or you will be arrested. #MACCMN

— MnDPS_DPS (@MnDPS_DPS) May 30, 2020

1:15 AM: Phoenix

UPDATE: Loud booms and orders to disperse by @PhoenixPolice@azcentral

— BrieAnna J. Frank 🌵 (@brieannafrank) May 30, 2020

1:05 AM: Dallas


— ANTI-THIRST (@Scizas330) May 30, 2020

12:45 AM:

Supreme Court on 5-4 vote rejects church’s challenge to California virus-related restrictions, with Chief Justice joining liberals in majority

— Lawrence Hurley (@lawrencehurley) May 30, 2020

12:42 AM: Clippers owner:

I am so so sad about #GeorgeFloyd and feel for his family. I am also angry. Everyone in America deserves to live without fear. We need to treat people equally, fairly, respectfully— especially blacks who often get treated so poorly.

— Steve Ballmer (@Steven_Ballmer) May 30, 2020

We must hold one another accountable. We (non-black people) must get to work. We must educate ourselves on the history of oppression and discrimination and how it continues today so we can be better allies and advocate for a better future. We can and must do better.

— Steve Ballmer (@Steven_Ballmer) May 30, 2020

12:36 AM: Minnesota:

BREAKING: Police force moves into area near MPD’s 5th District as multiple buildings nearby go up in flames. | WATCH LIVE:

— WCCO – CBS Minnesota (@WCCO) May 30, 2020

A shell gas station burned on Lake St near Park Ave with no police or fire present. Onlookers watched but scattered and ducked as the fire hissed and popped, afraid it would explode. #GeorgeFloyd

— Chao Xiong (@ChaoStrib) May 30, 2020

Crowd disassembling an ATM at Wells Fargo Bank near MPD 5th Precinct in South Minneapolis.@WCCO

— Jeff Wagner (@Jeff_Wagner4) May 30, 2020

12:30 AM: White House:

“Three officers down” at 17th and Pennsylvania Avenue NW, according to DC Fire and EMS band. No word yet on what precisely that means. That’s the closest public corner to the NW edge of the White House.

— Jonathan Allen (@jonallendc) May 30, 2020

12:25 AM:

At the request of Mayor @KeishaBottoms & in consultation with public safety & emergency preparedness officials, I have issued a State of Emergency for Fulton County to activate as many as 500 @GeorgiaGuard troops to protect people & property in Atlanta. (1/2)

— Governor Brian P. Kemp (@GovKemp) May 30, 2020

They will deploy immediately to assist @ga_dps@GaDNRLE@GA_Corrections & local law enforcement who are working tirelessly to subdue unlawful activity & restore peace. We will continue to make all state resources available to local leaders during this emergency situation. (2/2)

— Governor Brian P. Kemp (@GovKemp) May 30, 2020

12:17 AM:

Bail for former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin has been set at $500,000, according to the criminal complaint filed in the 4th Judicial District Court of Minnesota

— CNN (@CNN) May 30, 2020

12:15 AM: New York:

A Black New York State Senator (@zellnor4ny) and a Black NYS Assemblywoman (@YourFavoriteASW) were both pepper sprayed in Brooklyn today.

They were present as elected leaders to keep the peace and serve their communities.

Completely, utterly unacceptable.

— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) May 30, 2020

We have a long night ahead of us in Brooklyn. Our sole focus is deescalating this situation and getting people home safe. There will be a full review of what happened tonight. We don’t ever want to see another night like this.

— Mayor Bill de Blasio (@NYCMayor) May 30, 2020

12:12 AM:

.@amyklobuchar to @donlemon on Clyburn’s comments re: her VP chances: “I just can’t do politics tonight here. I have so much respect for Rep. Clyburn. In the end, Joe Biden was a great vice president, he’s gonna make the best decision on whoever he wants to govern with.”

— Johnny Verhovek (@JTHVerhovek) May 30, 2020

12:10 AM: Detroit:

Detroit police are firing tear gas cannisters at near point blank range as protestors retreat from intersection of Congress & Randolph @wdet

— Ryan Patrick Hooper (@HoopingtonPost) May 30, 2020

12:07 AM: Tear gas at White House:

Tear gas at the White House

— Timothy Burke (@bubbaprog) May 30, 2020

12:05: AM:

CBS Minnesota: The wife of Derek Chauvin says she has filed for divorce.

— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) May 30, 2020

12:02 AM: White House

Secret Service apparently injured @ WH

— Sean Langille (@SeanLangille) May 30, 2020

11:59 PM: Louisville:

The windows at Dunkin Donuts and Chipotle are shattered.

— Dominique Yates (@RealDYates) May 30, 2020

Hardrock Cafe.
All of these places are on 4th Street Live.

— Dominique Yates (@RealDYates) May 30, 2020

Security alarm goes off at Hard Rock cafe

— Sarah Ladd (@ladd_sarah) May 30, 2020

The T-Mobile stores window front has been obliterated, same for the Hard Rock Cafe’

Now people are taking alcohol out of Eddie Merlot’s

— Dave Lackford, Esq. (@RivalsDave) May 30, 2020

4th Street live has seen better days.

— Dave Lackford, Esq. (@RivalsDave) May 30, 2020

11:55 PM: Oakland, CA:

Oakland Police encourage peaceful demonstrations tonight.#keepoaklandstrong

— Oakland Police Dept. (@oaklandpoliceca) May 30, 2020

Now protesters heading west on seventh Street towards police headquarters. #Oakland #GeorgeFloyd

— sovernnation (@SovernNation) May 30, 2020

It’s very strange being in the middle of a huge crowd when I haven’t been within 6 feet of another unrelated human in more than 2 months. #Coronavirus gives this #GeorgeFloyd protest in #Oakland a very different vibe.

— sovernnation (@SovernNation) May 30, 2020

11:50 PM: Fort Wayne, IN:

#BlackLiveMatter #GeorgeFloyd protest in Fort Wayne, Indiana. this was a PEACEFUL PROTEST. the swat team arrived and threw ridiculous amounts of tear gas and maze. I witnessed cops throw gas on to people who were on the floor crying. I’m disgusted. all pictures by shot by me.

— (@ehhhvita) May 30, 2020

11:45 PM: Programming note from CNN:

Programming note: The #CNNSesameStreet town hall has been postponed until next weekend due to breaking news.

— CNN (@CNN) May 30, 2020

11:40 PM: Minnesota:

Meanwhile people are looting the Dollar Tree just a few storefronts down. This plaza is on Nicollet and Lake near 5th precinct #GeorgeFloyd

— Chao Xiong (@ChaoStrib) May 30, 2020

Police say that as best as they can tell 417 businesses were burglarized, looted or damaged between 8 a.m. Thursday and 8 a.m. Friday. So far, 12 people have been booked in connection with the protests: 7 for burglary and 5 for unlawful assembly.

— Libor Jany (@StribJany) May 30, 2020

EXCLUSIVE | Twin Cities locals explained the reasoning behind keying in on Target on social media, which includes a hiring discrimination lawsuit and a history of funding and supporting local police.

— Adweek (@Adweek) May 30, 2020

11:35 PM: Denver:

Not the best pic but it’s a human chain blocking 13th at about Lincoln. This is the only real conflict we’ve seen in a while. After they gassed the Capitol lawn I think a lot of people left the area.

— Alex Burness (@alex_burness) May 30, 2020

The amount of gas floating around downtown Denver right now, during a respiratory pandemic, is wild. It reeks everywhere and it stings. You can hear coughing from all directions.

— Alex Burness (@alex_burness) May 30, 2020

11:30 PM: D.C./White House:

Protesters have started throwing bricks at cops. A protester was hit and injured. #dcprotest

— Haley Sanders (@HaleyMSanders) May 30, 2020

Escalating at the #WhiteHouse #dcprotest

— Haley Sanders (@HaleyMSanders) May 30, 2020

The DC protest at the White House is intensifying #floydgeorge. Barriers downed, sporadic police clashes

— Habiba Hamid (@habibahamid) May 30, 2020

Protesters tear down barricades outside the White House #GeorgeFloydprotest

— Evy Mages (@EvyMages) May 30, 2020

11:25 PM: Minnesota:

Time for a change! #2020

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 30, 2020

Minneapolis council member Alondra Cano claims Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz has “pulled out the National Guard he had promised.”

A state official tells me in response: “That is not true.”

— Theo Keith (@TheoKeith) May 30, 2020

A CNN anchor just said on live TV that the riots in MN were “entirely peaceful” and a “merry caravan” and then seconds later someone throws a bottle directly at him.

You can’t make this stuff up.

— Andrew Surabian (@Surabees) May 30, 2020

11:20 PM: Denver:

Protestors are choking on tear gas. This woman had to be helped off the street. @DenverChannel #DenverProtest

— adigtv (@AdiGTV) May 30, 2020

Police presence is increasing. A crew just came out of the Capitol .

— adigtv (@AdiGTV) May 30, 2020

10:59 PM: Dallas:

Dallas Police chief Hall spoke with a protestor. Tells them to stay off the streets and not hit police vehicles. @dallasnews

— Obed Manuel (@obedmanuel) May 30, 2020

Police arrested a protestor shortly after this. I got hit by something on my right knee. Didn’t hurt, so I’m not sure if it was some kind of pellet or an object a protestor threw. @dallasnews

— Obed Manuel (@obedmanuel) May 30, 2020

10:55 PM: Minnesota:

crowd backing up, shouting “hands up, don’t shoot” after rooftop officers aimed their launchers at a woman attempting to climb over the barricade outside 5th precinct.

— Parker Yesko (@parkeryesko) May 30, 2020

No National Guard. No Local Police. No State Police. No police at all. In Minneapolis The streets belong to the protestors despite the 8pm curfew order. #GeorgeFloyd This is a shot of lake street.

— Sara Sidner (@sarasidnerCNN) May 30, 2020

smoke rising out of the stop n’ shop gas station on 31st and s 1st ave, near fifth precinct. unclear if it’s on fire or not.

— Parker Yesko (@parkeryesko) May 30, 2020

10:40 PM: Los Angeles:

Protesters have shut down both the north and south bound 110 freeway in Downtown Los Angeles#BLM #GeorgeFloydprotest #LosAngeles

— Samuel Braslow (@SamBraslow) May 30, 2020

The scene right now in #DTLA — this is the 7th Street overpass over the 110 Freeway. The 110 is at a complete standstill as helicopters hover.

— Ted Davis (@TeddyDavisLA) May 30, 2020

10:39 PM Dallas:

Ed Lavandera reporting on CNN that in Dallas the police chief is walking with her officers through the streets and she told a protester who confronted her that the police were giving them the streets but she said you cannot put your hands on our officers.

— David Begnaud (@DavidBegnaud) May 30, 2020

10:38 PM: ATL:

More fires in Downtown Atlanta. Cars are on fire near Starbucks close to Centennial Park.

— Matt Johnson (@MattWSB) May 30, 2020

Two cars on fire outside the Starbucks next to Centennial Olympic Park.

— Charlie Gile (@CharlieGileNBC) May 30, 2020

College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta has been vandalized

— Steve Lookner (@lookner) May 30, 2020

10:35 PM: Charlotte:

Several people have been arrested during protests in Charlotte, according to @CMPD

We’re LIVE on air now, with a look from the protests on Beatties Ford Road in West Charlotte #GeorgeFloyd | @wsoctv

— DaShawn Brown (@DaShawnWSOC9) May 30, 2020

The few regular CLT protesters I’ve seen out here have pointed out to me just how few of them there really are. Some of them say this was organized by folks not from here who created it specifically to stir up shit and do damage, and planned it for Beatties Ford to do just that.

— Queen City Nerve (@queencitynerve) May 30, 2020

Police have issued warnings that anyone in the vicinity must disperse regardless of their reason for being here or they are subject to arrest.

— Queen City Nerve (@queencitynerve) May 30, 2020

Moving into the gas station parking lot.

— Queen City Nerve (@queencitynerve) May 30, 2020

Some gas cans have been thrown back at officers at the station.

— Queen City Nerve (@queencitynerve) May 30, 2020

10:25 PM: Bakersfield, CA:


— N | BLM (@onlythesunflwr) May 30, 2020

JUST IN: Driver plows through crowd of protesters blocking road in Bakersfield, Calif.

— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) May 30, 2020

10:20 PM: Houston Mayor:

For the safety of everyone, I am asking you to go home. st

— Sylvester Turner (@SylvesterTurner) May 30, 2020

10:17 PM: ATL:

The latest images of the chaos in downtown Atlanta by

— Greg Bluestein (@bluestein) May 30, 2020

10:15 PM: D.C.:

#NOW – #GeorgeFloydprotest blocking traffic along the 395/695 interchange (@wusa9 @JohnHenryWUSA )

— Lorenzo Hall (@LorenzoHall) May 30, 2020

10:10 PM: Louisville:

Looks like an officer points weapon and shoots right at cameraman for no apparent reason.

— Jason Riley (@JasonRileyWDRB) May 30, 2020

BRWAKING NEWS>> The hall of justice is on fire @wave3news

— Kaitlin Rust (@KaitlinRustWAVE) May 30, 2020

10:05 PM: Minnesota:

No sign of police or national guard as this crowd just grew into thousands and is now marching west on Lake Street.

— Ricardo Lopez (@rljourno) May 30, 2020

US Customs and Border Protection drone flew over Minneapolis protests to provide live video to law enforcement

— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) May 30, 2020


Atlanta Mayor @KeishaBottoms : “There was a black reporter who was arrested on camera this morning, who works for CNN. They are telling our stories and you are disgracing their building.”

— Allison Gordon (@alligordon_) May 30, 2020

ATL’s Killer Mike to CNN:

“I love CNN — but karma’s a mother… Stop feeding fear & anger everyday.”

— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) May 30, 2020

9:55 PM: NYC:

Nypd van on fire in fort Greene

— Scott Heins (@scottheins) May 30, 2020

Update: Got her permission with a fuck yeah. The cop pushed her so hard at Barclays & she flung back. She is tiny. Now she’s in the ER after a serious seizure. I’m waiting for updates but have to wait outside because of COVID-19. Please keep my protest sister in your thoughts.

— Whitney Hu 胡安行 (@whitney_hu) May 30, 2020

NYPD RMP ablaze near Fort Green Park in Brooklyn, New York.

— James A. Gagliano (@JamesAGagliano) May 30, 2020

NYPD just casually slamming a dude with a car door

— Wendy (@DriveWendys) May 30, 2020

9:50 PM: Arizona:

Chain link fence surrounds the Arizona Capitol after protests Thursday night in Phoenix for George Floyd. #12News

— JOSH SANDERS (@JoshSandersTV) May 30, 2020

Marker on the U.S. flag poll outside of the Capitol says “No justice, no peace.” #12News

— JOSH SANDERS (@JoshSandersTV) May 30, 2020

9:45 PM:

.@chrislhayes: “The person with the country’s most important job is the worst person imaginable for this moment. It just feels like…something is breaking in front of us. Or even more correctly, that things that have been broken for a long time are getting more broken.”

— All In with Chris Hayes (@allinwithchris) May 30, 2020

9:42 PM: ATL Mayor:

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms says the violent demonstrations in Atlanta are “disgracing the life of George Floyd”: “When you burn down this city, you’re burning down our community. If you want change in America, go and register to vote.”

— CBS News (@CBSNews) May 30, 2020

.@CNNValencia and crew take cover after an explosion takes place in the space between protesters and police at the CNN Center in Atlanta.

— Cuomo Prime Time (@CuomoPrimeTime) May 30, 2020

Demonstrations turn violent at the CNN Center in Atlanta. @CNNValencia reports from the ground.

— CNN (@CNN) May 30, 2020

9:38 PM: Minnesota:

Protesters fleeing and coughing loudly. Some crying. There was no major standoff before tear gas was thrown. Several canisters were thrown into the street.

— Ryan Faircloth (@RyanFaircloth) May 30, 2020

Protesters around Third Precinct have largely dispersed. Tear gas started before 8 p.m. curfew. And the protest had been mostly peaceful for the last couple hours, until a smaller group approached officers from behind and pelted them with some objects.

— Ryan Faircloth (@RyanFaircloth) May 30, 2020

Hundreds of people marching thru downtown Mpls approaching a heavily barricaded 1st Precinct.

— Liz Sawyer (@ByLizSawyer) May 30, 2020

Downtown Mpls police precinct is heavily guarded by concrete barricades and metal fencing. Heavy machinery is stacking a concrete block wall in front of the main entrance.

— Liz Sawyer (@ByLizSawyer) May 30, 2020

9:35 PM:

Derek Chauvin has been booked. This is his booking photo per the Ramsey County Jail. He is charged with 3rd Degree Murder and Manslaughter for the killing of #GeorgeFloyd

— Ayman Mohyeldin (@AymanM) May 30, 2020

9:32 PM:

The doors to CNN Center in Atlanta have been smashed and rocks are being thrown at officers who are inside the lobby of the building. @CNNValencia doing an amazing job reporting from inside our home base.

— Kyle “Please Mute Your Line” Feldscher (@Kyle_Feldscher) May 30, 2020

What you’re seeing live on CNN is vandalism in the lobby of CNN Center in Atlanta. So disturbing to see. FYI: Our control rooms and newsroom employees are several floors and locked doors away. The coverage continues, no matter what.

— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) May 30, 2020

Someone just threw some sort of flash bang into CNN’s lobby. An explosion inside the building and now something is on fire outside the building.

— Kyle “Please Mute Your Line” Feldscher (@Kyle_Feldscher) May 30, 2020

9:30 PM: Louisville:

Chants of “I can’t breathe” after a few people lit an American flag on fire and threw it toward the basement of the court house, where police can be seen inside. #BreonnaTaylor

— Mandy McLaren (@mandy_mclaren) May 30, 2020


— Mandy McLaren (@mandy_mclaren) May 30, 2020

Human barricade:

— Sarah Ladd (@ladd_sarah) May 29, 2020

Red paint handprints at the Louisville Hall of Justice

— Sarah Ladd (@ladd_sarah) May 29, 2020

Bit of a confrontation between a driver and the crowd:

— Sarah Ladd (@ladd_sarah) May 29, 2020

9:20 PM: ATL/CNN: CNN’s Nick Valencia says there are no mentions of George Floyd’s name.

🚨BREAKING NEWS: Demonstrations have turned violent at CNN Headquarters in Atlanta.

•LIVE coverage now on CNN•

— Rusty Surette (@KBTXRusty) May 30, 2020

Atlanta police car set on fire.

📷 @AlvinWilderWx

— Everything Georgia (@GAFollowers) May 30, 2020

CNN Center

— Alvin Wilder Wx 🌦 (@AlvinWilderWx) May 30, 2020

ὄ Protestors have vandalized the CNN Center sign in downtown Atlanta….. Prayers up to everyone in the streets tonight. Y’all be safe out there! (🎥 @mikejordanatl) #cnncenter #justiceforgeorgefloyd

— Terrell Thomas (@Eldorado2452) May 30, 2020

9:10 PM: Minnesota:

State patrol or national guard aimed and intentionally shot me in side with canister with green powder. I turned back to him, he taunted me like would shoot me again, twice. Clear cheap shot. Video at the end. I’m fine. Had my media badge clearly on chest.

— Micah Grimes (@MicahGrimes) May 30, 2020

9:05 PM: Co-founder of the Progressive Change Campaign Committee (PCCC)

Instead of wielding clubs, shields, and gas which they know will provoke people, I would love to see one example of police standing with signs saying, “Protestors, you have rights. We swore to protect you. Please be safe. Let’s all hug our family soon.” What would happen?

— Adam Green (@AdamGreen) May 30, 2020

9:00 PM: Minneapolis under curfew.

8:55 PM: New York:

NYPD commandeered a city bus for prisoner transport. The driver steps off the bus and refuses to drive it. Crowd cheering. #Brooklyn #BarclaysCenter #BlackLivesMatter #GeorgeFloyd

— Chad Loder (@chadloder) May 30, 2020

8:53 PM:  Houston:

This is the most hostile of clashes I witnessed today in downtown #Houston. No officers have fired any kind of weapons, despite protesters frequently throwing rocks and full water bottles at cops #hounews #GeorgeFloyd

— Jay R. Jordan (@JayRJordan) May 30, 2020

8:52 PM: WH lockdown lifted:

White House lockdown lifted. Heading out.

— Peter Alexander (@PeterAlexander) May 30, 2020

8:45 PM: San Jose, CA:

Group protesting death of George Floyd scatter from police line in San Jose.

— Kristofer Noceda (@krisnoceda) May 30, 2020

Here’s other portion of video. If we get any info on this incident during protest over George Floyd’s death in San Jose will relay back asap.

— Kristofer Noceda (@krisnoceda) May 29, 2020

Some protesters seen smashing vehicle windows. The protest over George Floyd’s death has shut down a portion SB Hwy. 101 in San Jose.

— Kristofer Noceda (@krisnoceda) May 29, 2020

8:35 PM: MN:

Protestors facing off with Minnesota State Police an hour before the 8pm curfew. #GeorgeFloyd

— Sara Sidner (@sarasidnerCNN) May 30, 2020

Former Iowa State basketball star Royce White, who grew up in Minneapolis, with a rousing speech. Ends by saying protesters will be on Hennepin bridge “until CNN covers this protest.” He, other speaker say national media only wants to show looting & fires in #georgefloydprotests

— Tyler Davis (@TDavisDMR) May 29, 2020

8:25 PM: Kamala: “Black blood stains the sidewalks of America.”

Sen. Harris says President Trump “doesn’t understand the pain that America feels,” following his remarks on Minneapolis protests.

“Black blood stains the sidewalks of America,” Sen. Harris says. “When we are watching the protests, it is an expression of deep pain.”

— MSNBC (@MSNBC) May 30, 2020

8:20 PM: “We R not THUGS”

“We are not thugs…Thats’s just a derogatory term for the n-word.” -Protester

— Shomari Stone (@shomaristone) May 29, 2020

NOW: A woman just climbed over the barrier outside the White House. Secret service officers took her into custody.
Some protesters tell me Trump has not shown leadership over race relations in America. They’re angry over deaths: #GeorgeFloyd #BreonnaTaylor@MSNBC @NBCNews

— Shomari Stone (@shomaristone) May 29, 2020

Protesters are now spray painting profanity on the Freedman’s Bank Building, near the White House.

— Anna-Lysa Gayle (@AnnaLysaGayle) May 29, 2020

8:10 PM: Brooklyn:

A lot just popped off at the protest for George Floyd at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Pepper spray, batons, and several arrests.

— Jon Campbell (@j0ncampbell) May 29, 2020

8:02 PM: ATL/CNN:

Police cars getting literally destroyed in Atlanta outside the CNN Center

— Fernando Alfonso III (@fernalfonso) May 29, 2020

Protesters race away from CNN’s Atlanta headquarters after another glass was broken

— Fernando Alfonso III (@fernalfonso) May 29, 2020

SWAT trying to deflect bottles and other objects from breaking more glass outside CNN’s Atlanta headquarters

— Fernando Alfonso III (@fernalfonso) May 29, 2020

8:00 PM:

We have implemented a temporary nighttime curfew in Minneapolis and St. Paul in order to restore peace.

It will be in effect from 8pm-6am on Friday and Saturday night. I urge Minnesotans to comply – It’s time to rebuild our community.

— Governor Tim Walz (@GovTimWalz) May 29, 2020

7:55 PM: D.C.:

7:42 PM: D.C.:Matt Perdie

7:40 PM:

7:32 PM: D.C.:Matt Perdie

7:30 PM: White House on lockdown:

NEWS: White House is under lockdown orders from the U.S. Secret Service amid protests outside the gates over George Floyd, @MarioDParker reports.

— Jennifer Jacobs (@JenniferJJacobs) May 29, 2020

The White House is under lockdown orders from the U.S. Secret Service due to protests outside the gates over George Floyd.
A dozen reporters, myself included, still inside the West Wing.

— Peter Alexander (@PeterAlexander) May 29, 2020

7:25 PM: Minneapolis:

Protestors take a knee over the Mississippi as they take over Interstate 35W #Minneapolisprotests @USATODAY

— Zach Boyden-Holmes (@Boydenphoto) May 29, 2020

Protesters are shutting down interstate 35 in Minneapolis #Minneapolis #GeorgeFloydProtests

— Zach Boyden-Holmes (@Boydenphoto) May 29, 2020

7:23 PM: ATL:

BREAKING NEWS: They brought in the army tanks for the peaceful protest here in ATL! #BlackLivesMatter ✊🏾

— Jerome Trammel (@MrJeromeTrammel) May 29, 2020

7:20 PM: Obamas:View this post on Instagram

Like so many of you, I’m pained by these recent tragedies. And I’m exhausted by a heartbreak that never seems to stop. Right now it’s George, Breonna, and Ahmaud. Before that it was Eric, Sandra, and Michael. It just goes on, and on, and on. Race and racism is a reality that so many of us grow up learning to just deal with. But if we ever hope to move past it, it can’t just be on people of color to deal with it. It’s up to all of us—Black, white, everyone—no matter how well-meaning we think we might be, to do the honest, uncomfortable work of rooting it out. It starts with self-examination and listening to those whose lives are different from our own. It ends with justice, compassion, and empathy that manifests in our lives and on our streets. I pray we all have the strength for that journey, just as I pray for the souls and the families of those who were taken from us.

A post shared by Michelle Obama (@michelleobama) on May 29, 2020 at 3:59pm PDT

My statement on the death of George Floyd:

— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) May 29, 2020

7:15 PM:

If you killed a man w/ health conditions, you still killed a man.

George Floyd couldn’t breathe. 3 officers held him down, & one w/ a recorded, violent history kneed his neck as others helped.

They waited 9 minutes for his last breath. This was not an accident. It was murder.

— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) May 29, 2020

7:10 PM: D.C.:

7:05 PM: ATL:

7 PM: Journalists not exempt in initial Minneapolis curfew order. St. Paul and Roseville have also issued curfew orders.

Minneapolis @MayorFrey‘s emergency curfew order does not exempt journalists. Reporters who go out tonight to document any interactions with police and military could face 90 days in prison and a $1,000 fine.

— Tony Webster (@webster) May 29, 2020

Mayor’s office working to change order so journalists are exempt from curfew .@KSTP

— Alan Hoglund (@alanhoglund) May 29, 2020

Mayor Frey has issued Emergency Regulation No. 2020-2-1 which imposes a curfew throughout the City of Minneapolis beginning at 8 p.m. tonight (Fri., May 29) and extends through the weekend.
See the posted regulation for details at:

— Minneapolis Clerk (@mplsclerk) May 29, 2020

Brenda Lenton was heartbroken after her apartment and belongings were destroyed by a fire during violent protests in #Minneapolis Thursday night. Neighbors saw the stores they relied on for groceries and supplies smashed and burned. Read more:

— Star Tribune (@StarTribune) May 29, 2020

— Jon Krawczynski (@JonKrawczynski) May 29, 2020

San Jose, CA:

Window of a car just smashed in by protesters in San Jose. The context is not clear.

— Jonathan Webster 🏴🍞🌹Ⓥ (@JonathWebst) May 29, 2020

Chicago Mayor Has two-word message for Trump:

Chicago mayo Lori Lightfoot has 2 words for Donald Trump: “It starts with F and ends with U’

— Xeni Jardin 😷Ἶ (@xeni) May 29, 2020

Six years ago, Derrick Rose rocked a “I can’t breathe” shirt during warmups regarding police brutality, starting a movement throughout the league.

— Legion Hoops (@LegionHoops) May 28, 2020

Illinois Gov Pritzker:

CHICAGO (WAND) – Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker shared some harsh words on Friday about how he is handling the controversial death of George Floyd in Minneapolis by calling the president a “racist, misogynist, homophobe.”

— WAND TV News (@wandtvnews) May 29, 2020

Trump has spoken to Floyd family:

Pres. Trump told reporters at a business roundtable event that he had spoken to the family of George Floyd.

“The family of George is entitled to justice, and the people of Minnesota are entitled to live in safety.”

— ABC News (@ABC) May 29, 2020


‘I CAN’T BREATHE’ VIGIL: Protesters in New York City are gathering for an ‘I Can’t Breathe’ vigil and rally in response to events that have unfolded this week that have again highlighted the problems of racism and police brutality in the U.S.

— NowThis (@nowthisnews) May 29, 2020

They are also marching on to the office of the district attorney to push for the arrest of Amy Cooper for making a false call to the police. Cooper called 911 and said that a Black birdwatcher in Central Park was ‘threatening’ her.

— NowThis (@nowthisnews) May 29, 2020

A reminder: What happened to George Floyd is what Amy Cooper hoped would happen to Christian Cooper.

— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) May 26, 2020

Big crowd chanting Black Lives Matter outside Barclays Center

— Noah Hurowitz (@NoahHurowitz) May 29, 2020


DEVELOPING: 150 people shutdown 14 & U St. in DC over the death of #GeorgeFloyd.
They’re not satisfied with the arrest of former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin. Some are outraged he’s only facing 3rd degree murder & manslaughter. Some want 1st degree charge. #DCProtest

— Shomari Stone (@shomaristone) May 29, 2020

Crowd swelled and is about two blocks long as demonstrators shout as they march south on 14th Street

— Clarence Williams (@nu1wcf) May 29, 2020


A woman has been detained after pulling out a rifle during a protest and march over the death of George Floyd.

Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo said he’s going to arrest the woman for trying to start a riot during a peaceful protest.

— Pooja Lodhia (@PoojaOnTV) May 29, 2020

CNN’s Don Lemon praises Biden for his “empathy” and being a leader. CNN reporters also slammed President Donald Trump for being an arsonist who is now trying to put out his own fire after his tweets.

“I used to think you could defeat bigotry. But it only hides,” Joe Biden says. “And when it’s given oxygen … it, in fact, brings out the worst in — it sort of condones activity that is, across the board, totally inappropriate. And we must speak out”

— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) May 29, 2020

Top Biden Ally Says Not Right Time to Pick Klobuchar:

Notable on the veepstakes front per @MariannaNBCNews: On a call w/ reporters Clyburn said he believes it’s not the right time to choose Klobuchar as Biden’s VP b/c of what’s going on in MN.
While she’s “absolutely qualified” he said the protests have complicated her chances.

— Ali Vitali (@alivitali) May 29, 2020

Klobuchar can’t be Biden’s VP. Period.

— Brittney Cooper (@ProfessorCrunk) May 28, 2020

Why Klobuchar as Biden’s running mate would be a bitter pill for black voters to swallow.

— Jonathan Capehart (@CapehartJ) May 29, 2020

Biden spoke to Floyd’s family. He says he wants to keep the conversation private and says George was the “glue” that held the family together. Biden says he was everyones “brother.”

I will not lift the President’s tweet. I will not give him that amplification. But he is calling for violence against American citizens during a moment of pain for so many. I’m furious, and you should be too.

— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) May 29, 2020

“Every day African Americans go about their lives with a constant anxiety and trauma, wondering: Who will be next?”

Joe Biden addresses George Floyd’s death, telling Floyd’s family, “we’ll do everything in our power to see to it that justice is had.”

— ABC News (@ABC) May 29, 2020


Thousands in Atlanta march in honor of George Floyd, the Minnesota man who was killed while handcuffed. The exact-officer at the center of it was charged with murder earlier today.

— Raisa Habersham (@newsworthy17) May 29, 2020

Citizen Journalists: 

Social media may give the impression that incidents like the Central Park encounter between Christian Cooper and Amy Cooper are recent developments, but they are not. It’s just that 14-year-old Emmett Till didn’t have a smartphone.

— LZ Granderson (@LZGranderson) May 28, 2020

After stoking the fires of white supremacy and racism your entire presidency, you have the nerve to feign moral superiority before threatening violence? ‘When the looting starts the shooting starts’??? We will vote you out in November. @realdonaldtrump

— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) May 29, 2020

Walz references overnight call from Sen. Patricia Torres Ray, who represents this area of S. Minneapolis: “There was no social control and her constituents were locked in their house wondering what they could do. That is an abject failure.”

— Torey Van Oot (@toreyvanoot) May 29, 2020

NEW: Family of George Floyd:

“[Arrest of] Derek Chauvin for the brutal killing of George Floyd is a welcome but overdue step on the road to justice. We expected a first-degree murder charge. We want a first-degree murder charge. And we want to see the other officers arrested.

— NBC News (@NBCNews) May 29, 2020

Chauvin criminal complaint:

“Defendant had his knee on Mr. Floyd’s neck for 8 mins and 46 secs in total. 2 mins and 53 secs of this was after Mr. Floyd was non-responsive. Police are trained that this type of restraint with a subject in a prone position is inherently dangerous.”

— NBC News (@NBCNews) May 29, 2020

George Floyd’s family wants first-degree murder charges:

FAMILY STATEMENT: The family of #GeorgeFloyd and I released the following statement in response to the arrest of Derek Chauvin, the officer videoed kneeling on George Floyd’s neck. #JusticeForFloyd #JusticeForGeorgeFloyd

— Benjamin Crump, Esq. (@AttorneyCrump) May 29, 2020

DPS Commissioner John Harrington just called Floyd’s death at the hands of police a “murder.” We’ve not heard that from law enforcement before.
“That’s what it looked like to me,” he said during the morning press conference with @GovTimWalz

— Liz Sawyer (@ByLizSawyer) May 29, 2020

BREAKING: After announcing charges against Derek Chauvin, Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman says “the investigation is ongoing” with regards to three other former officers.

“We felt it appropriate to focus on the most dangerous perpetrator.”

— ABC News (@ABC) May 29, 2020


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