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George Floyd protest live updates: 2 police officers shot in Las Vegas in separate incidents

DEVELOPING: Two police officers shot in separate incidents in Las Vegas as protests continue following death of George Floyd, authorities say.

6/2/2020 12:14:00 PM

DEVELOPING: Two police officers shot in separate incidents in Las Vegas as protests continue following death of George Floyd, authorities say.

The death of George Floyd, a black man who died on Memorial Day after he was pinned down by a white Minnesota police officer, has sparked outrage and protests in the U.S.

4:14 a.m.: 2 police officers shot in Las Vegas in separate incidentsTwo police officers have been shot in separate incidents in Las Vegas as people protest the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, authorities said.One officer was shot near the 300 block of South Las Vegas Boulevard and the other officer was shot about two miles away in the 2800 block of South Las Vegas Boulevard.

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The condition of the two officers is currently unknown. Police have said the scene is active and have asked the public to avoid the areas.Police and rescue workers swarm the intersection outside Lloyd D. George Federal Courthouse, where shots were fired late Monday, June 1, 2020, in downtown Las Vegas. Police were present for a protest over the death of George Floyd, a Minneapolis man who died in police custody on Memorial Day.

Police and rescue workers swarm the intersection outside Lloyd D. George Federal Courthouse, where shots were fired late Monday, June 1, 2020, in downtown Las Vegas. Police were present for a protest over the death of George Floyd, a Minneapolis man who died in police custody on Memorial Day.

Ronda Churchill/AP3:22 a.m.: 4 police officers shot in St. Louis on a night of violent protestsSt. Louis Police Chief Hayden John Hayden held a press conference regarding four officers that were shot amid protests last night.He confirmed that all 4 officers have non life threatening injuries. Two were shot in the leg, one was shot in the foot and the other was shot in the arm.

Police Chief Hayden said that a peaceful protest began around 3 p.m. with a couple of thousand people in attendance but that sometime later a group of about 200 people started looting.The group reportedly ignited fireworks and set them off aiming at the officers. Hayden also said the officers, who he said exhibited restraint throughout the entire ordeal, also had gas thrown on them.

That is when, he said, several officers, who were standing on the line, all of a sudden felt pain and realized that they had been fired upon with four of them being hit, according to Hayden.The Police Chief also confirmed that there are still reports of gunshots being fired in the city that they're trying to get under control.

The officers were taken to hospital and treated for their wounds. The investigation into who shot them is ongoing.1:57 a.m.: LAPD Chief apologizes for equating looters with officers involved in Floyd's deathLAPD Chief Michel Moore apologized for a remark he made during a mayor's press conference Monday afternoon where he said :"We didn't have people mourning the death of this man, George Floyd, we had people capitalizing. His death is on their hands as much as it is those officers ... We didn't have protests last night. We had criminal acts."

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The comment was met with immediate backlash and Black Lives Matter LA called for Moore to be fired in a tweet.LAPD Chief Moore just said that "[#GeorgeFloyd'sSeveral hours later, Police Chief Moore, amid much criticism, issued an apology on Twitter saying that he misspoke during the press conference.

12:44 a.m.: Protests mostly peaceful in NYC, Denver, LouisvilleNew York City Mayor Bill de Blasio tweeted late Monday night that any unrest has calmed down at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, the site of clashes between protesters and police over the last few days.

De Blasio said protesters were overwhelmingly peaceful on this latest night of demonstrations, but that some people during the evening caused some damage that won't be allowed.In Denver, protesters at the State Capitol took a knee and observed eight minutes and 46 seconds of silence -- the same amount of time Derek Chauvin had his knee on George Floyd’s neck before Floyd died. Only the sound of helicopters above and honking in the distance could be heard.

Protesters take a knee and observe minutes of silence at the State Capitol, amid nationwide unrest following the death in Minneapolis police custody of George Floyd, in Denver, Colorado, U.S. June 1, 2020.Protesters take a knee and observe minutes of silence at the State Capitol, amid nationwide unrest following the death in Minneapolis police custody of George Floyd, in Denver, Colorado, U.S. June 1, 2020.

Alyson Mcclaran/ReutersLouisville, Kentucky, Mayor Greg Fischer also said protests in his city were largely peaceful.The mayor said the peaceful demonstrations honored the memory of David McAtee, the local restaurant owner who wasby Louisville police officers early Monday morning.

12:27 a.m.: Streets quiet in nation's capitalThe city of Washington, D.C., has been relatively quiet tonight compared to the violence of the past weekend, law enforcement and homeland security officials tell ABC News.Officials report sporadic disturbances in Chinatown, where tear gas was deployed near the Convention Center.

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City and federal law enforcement, as well as the military, has had a heavy presence on the city streets, with aircraft, including a Black Hawk helicopter, patrolling overhead. Read more: ABC News »

Ben Dover so I can kick you. Copaganda. This is garbage and dangerous. ACAB 🙏 🙏💖🌞 Merit_Aton “Until the killing of black men, black mothers' sons, becomes as important to the rest of the country as the killing of a white mother's son, we who believe in freedom cannot rest until this happens.” ... ELLA BAKER

الكورونا⁦↗️⁩⁦↗️⁩ This is a true leader! Thank you Chief! This acted of solidarity will help bridge the gap. Love the cops! And my community! 🙏🏿🙏🏻🙏 Please people lets not distory what we have accomplished together. The good cops are trying their best for peace! Let’s trust! 🇺🇸 All for a photo. Has the cop who ran over the crowd been arrested yet?

I love it yes stand as one Good eggs and bad eggs, from both side of the fences. The death of GeorgeFloyd is tragic, absurd & revolting. So would have been that of any John Doe, independent of colour, race or religion. Its deliberate & violent exploitation to advance political & racist agendas is even more stupid & revolting! AllLivesMatter Decency plse!

Get up and go find and remove the racists from your organization. Then come back to show respect. Yeah but did he turn right around and pepper spray them while you watched with your cameras off? NachoRgz Abrazos, No balazos ❤️ TheView Why am I tearing up Photo op The man just was on CBS saying that he doesn’t believe racism is a problem in the NYPD so yeah. Fuck him.

Придурки есть в любой стране! Atleast we have leadership on the ground. Thank you to the Chiefs of Police and officers around the country who have chose to stand for right. Those that walk with, take a knee alone with the real protesters. Too bad the Oval Office is lacking leadership. I am hated by my peers because of the clothes I wear. I am shunned by my bosses and politicians for what I represent. I am slandered by the media. I am despised by the majority nationwide.The only salvation I have is my brothers & sisters, I am a minority. I AM A POLICE OFFICER.

Omg yes this is wonderful but no one is wearing masks and social distancing...the virus is goig to explode. 😥 Excellent social distancing. 😂😂😂🤦🏻‍♂️COVID19 This is what we need to see. NYCMayor - this is behavior you can be proud of, unlike the police throwing white supremacist signals or plowing cars into crowds. Reward this!

Blacks need justice,need the same human right as Whites,not somebody taking a knee. Wylie_H_Dallas Shocking A reminder: Trump &ALL White pple of this world. George Floyd is just like Tryvon Martin, Sandra Bland, Eric Garner, & many others -Pls Stop abusing dark-skinned people. Stop ths racism & discrimination now!! HumanityJustice BlackLiveMatter

I honor NYC. Another’s stuffed shirt photo op. ABC constantly posting copaganda. Go support some real independent journalism like Unicorn Riot 不畏强权,不惧邪恶,缺能屈膝人民,这才是警察的正确打开方式。 当大家发现彼此实际上是一样想法后,这出戏还要怎么演下去? 实际上在美国'反种族主义'本来就是“政治正确”。游行缺少可操作的共同目标,宣泄的更可能是疫情下的压抑情绪。当这压抑突然发现失去了既定目标后,也有可能流向其他方向。 George Floyd Had Sex. Never forget. GeorgeFloyd

ShahzadVirk Love it...but no mask! So much corona Don't blame: Not all Police are bad. Even police are humans like everybody else with feelings and emotions. There are just a few bad apples who abuse power thus destroying the reputation of LawEnforcement agencies. PoliceBrutality GeorgeFloydProtests JusticeForGeorgeFloyd

Images like these are more powerful than those of destruction Remember when the President said he supported law enforcement, this was after I knew he knew... WIC 👇🧐🕵️ Hail Trump!! Perps are probably BLM goons. ok and? Thoughts and prayers. Look at the person who loves black people so much? But not one person of color in his gang. Trump is a goon. A scumbag.

What were the cops doing though? Probably shooting first. This has moved beyond protests and jim Floyd Good Bye Trump Talk about how many peaceful protestors were shot instead. The number would be way higher. Doesn’t make up for George’s murder Violence towards police!? Damn shut it down ABC is clearly hacked

No longer about George Floyd. First cops are smashing windows, now they're shooting each other. What a clusterfuck GUESS what abc as protests continue?!?!!? How about protests and riots! You’re part of the problem! Shame on you!!! Anyone know why these cops are unloading bricks from the back of a truck? Maby 5G got to the ones protesting, they became mad and zombie like Read the banned 5G article here: Share and follow

This is what Dems want Dominate When you brutalize people and violent their civil rights with impunity they will defend themselves. Especially when the president declares war against Americans. 'Good cops' need to turn in their badges and stand with protesters in the streets. Tell Trump to bring his Bible

George Floyd is best♥️

Rev. Al: Don't use George Floyd for anything other than justice for George FloydThe Rev. Al Sharpton discusses the violence and looting overshadowing many peaceful protests across the country for George Floyd, and he calls for peaceful protesting over violence. TheRevAl You idiots this isn't about Floyd, it's about 'undocumented shoppers.'🤣👇 TheRevAl It has been used for a reason to steal and destroy property, nothing but opportunistic thugs. TheRevAl George Floyd was a crisis actor. False Flag to sow division.

Officer shot amid George Floyd protests in Las VegasLAS VEGAS (AP) — An officer has been shot in Las Vegas and authorities are responding to another shooting as people protest the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, authorities said. The... why don't they return fire Fake news. Officer was suffering from a pre existing condition and died of brain hemorrhage Helter Skelter

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George Clooney Calls Racism a Pandemic in Essay About George FloydIn a powerful, new essay, George Clooney is showing his support for the black community and addresses anti-black racism in America: 'This is our pandemic. It infects all of us, and in 400 years we've yet to find a vaccine.' I thought he died. Huh There is no vaccine. Racism will ALWAYS be there much like rapist and pedophiles. But we MUST make sure racist are not in position of power like cops etc... Becoming a cop should be much harder and firing much easier. But unions stop that from happening. Under Obama, many blacks died, but you were silent. Today, Democrats, like Republicans, come to power through war. You all need power not for the sake of the people. No more America, you are all destroying it leading to civil wlane. You allow Russia and China to destroy America

George Clooney Pens Essay Following Death of George FloydGeorge Clooney is encouraging all Americans to vote in order to fight against systematic racism. Give me a good cantidate to vote for then The only good candidate was Bernie but he’s gone so 🤷🏾‍♀️ Apparently it is quiet enough to write over there in England. Must be watching the riots from the safety of another country!! Pip pip George 🤣 maybe you should watch Benny Hill, it's a bit closer to home for you.