George Floyd protest updates: Arrests across America approaching 10,000

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.

6/3/2020 12:29:00 PM

Latest on protests over the death of George Floyd: — At least 9,300 people arrested across the country. — Ferguson, Missouri elects first African American mayor. — Minnesota Department of Human Rights to investigate police department.

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.

3:04 a.m.: At least 9,300 people arrested across the countryThe Associated Press has announced that at least 9,300 people arrested in protests across the country since George Floyd's death, according to their tally.The events leading up to Floyd's death were filmed, went viral and has been the catalyst for protests nationwide.

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Police were called at around 8 p.m. on May 25 by an employee of the Cup Foods convenience store alleging that a customer used a counterfeit bill to pay for cigarettes and that the person appeared drunk, according to the 911 log released by the Minneapolis Police Department.

The employee went to the car outside the store where the customer was sitting and asked him to return the cigarettes, but was denied, according to the 911 call transcript.The employee described the customer as a 6-foot-6 black man, which was Floyd's height, and repeated to the 911 operator that he appeared drunk.

Around eight minutes later, Minneapolis police officers Thomas Lane and J.A. Kueng arrived at the shop and approached Floyd and two others in the car, according to the criminal complaint. A few minutes after that officers Derek Chauvin and Tou Thoa arrived to help arrest Floyd, which led to Chauvin placing his knee on Floyd's neck for nearly nine minutes, the criminal complaint said.

All four officers were fired and, but as of Tuesday afternoon, Chauvin is the only one to have been arrested. He was charged with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter. Minnesota's Department of Human Rights filed civil rights charges against the Minneapolis Police Department Tuesday.

1:50 a.m.: 200 Arrested in Houston, Police stress that majority of protesters were peacefulThe Houston Police Department announced that they made more than 200 arrests in downtown Houston yesterday and last night involving people engaged in criminal conduct, including throwing rocks and bottles at officers, and people who refused to clear the streets when they were ordered to do so.

"This is an extremely low number of arrests considering the thousands of people in our community who marched and demonstrated peacefully today," the HPD said in a tweet."We're not aware of any significant property damage or injuries. We will have updated arrest numbers/info later this morning."

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1:09 a.m.: Prince George's County Police Suspends 3 Officers for Use of ForceAfter seeing cell phone footage of two officers using excessive force while detaining a suspect at a Langley Park gas station in Maryland, Chief Hank Stawinski of the Prince George's County Police Department and the Department’s Executive Command Staff made the decision to immediately suspend the two involved officers and their supervisor while the incident is investigated.

In the video, while attempting to handcuff the suspect, one of the officers can be seen kicking the suspect twice.“I am sorry and I am angry. I am sharing the video in the interest of transparency. During my tenure as Chief of Police, four officers have been criminally prosecuted for assault. This will be thoroughly investigated and in keeping with past practice, the findings will be referred to the Office of the State’s Attorney,” said Chief Hank Stawinski.

The preliminary investigation revealed the officer who used force observed an assault and attempted to detain the involved suspects. After a foot chase that ended at the gas station, he was able to handcuff one suspect. He is then seen on the video taking the second suspect to the ground.

When a backup officer arrived, that second officer assisted the first officer in the apprehension. During that attempt to handcuff the suspect, the first officer kicked the suspect. The two suspects were ultimately released when the assault victim could not be located.

12:31 a.m.: DC National Guard has directed an investigation into use of medical helicopter to target, disperse DC protestersThe Washington, D.C. National Guard has announced that they are directing an investigation into the actions of their rotary aviation assets on June 1 after it was reported that their medical helicopters were used to target protesters.

According to The Washington Post, numerous videos were posted on social media showing a Lakota medevac helicopter with Red Cross markings hovering very low over demonstrators, possibly in an effort to disperse the crowds.The use of a medical helicopter in a law enforcement capacity may violate military law and regulations.

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"Our priority is the safety of our Guardsmen who support civil authorities," the DCNG said in a tweet."We are dedicated to ensuring the safety of citizens and their right to protest."12:04 a.m.: Amid protests over racial injustice, Ferguson, the site of the shooting of Michael Brown, elects first African American mayor

The city of Ferguson, the site of 2014 unrest and protests over racial justice after Michael Brown, an 18-year old black man, was killed by a white police officer, elected its first African American mayor Tuesday, Ella Jones.Jones, a councilwoman in the predominantly black city, is also the first woman to hold the position, according to the St. Louis Dispatch. She will succeed James Knowles III, a term-limited white, Republican mayor who defeated Jones in 2017.

This year, Jones defeated another councilwoman, Heather Robinett, by 6 points, according to unofficial results from.10:39 p.m.: Trump objects to GOP criticism of church photo opPresident Donald Trump lashed out at fellow Republicans who have criticized his decision to clear protesters out of Lafayette Park Monday evening prior to a photo op in front of St. John's Episcopal Church.

He called out Sens. Susan Collins of Maine, James Lankford of Oklahoma and Ben Sasse of Nebraska, who were all critical of the violent removal of peaceful protesters with flashbangs and smoke canisters."You got it wrong! If the protesters were so peaceful, why did they light the Church on fire the night before?" he tweeted, though it was a different group of protesters and Monday's group had not been violent."People liked my walk to this historic place of worship! Sen. Susan Collins, Sen. James Lankford, Sen. Ben Sasse."

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did see this exchange on tv, don’t know what was said but it was great to see black guys! A group of thieves protesting in order to plunder arson murder! Marauders are not peace protesters Robbers must be severely controlled Well, his greatest fear is, statistically speaking, virtually impossible. So that's good.

🤣🤣Military gonna show up to the riots try to get the protestors to stop by complaining about whitey. AHAHAHAHAH China would roll over this pathetic military in a week. Goldfein, of course Man, when I was in we couldn't do fentanyl, or armed robbery. Guess times change. Soone of your airmen gonna pass a fake 20?

Honestly they wouldn’t let George enlist with his drug use or criminal history,,, are the racists? Когда мы узнаем правду? If his soldier is an ex-con passing counterfeit $20 bills while on meth & fentanyl, then, yes. Fight the Power Black Looters Matter United We Are Strong, Blk/Wht No Difference GodBlessUsAll WWG1WGA BlkWhtNoDifference

Great informative conversation, thank you for your service. 🙏🏼🙏🏼 Nothing candid about a propaganda spot - only BS narratives We would lose WWII with this kind of bullshit. Let’s be clear! Democrat Governor GavinNewsom Not realDonaldTrump I'm not against protesters, I'm against rioters, I'm not against the police, I'm against the abuse of power, we don't want violence, we want to be listened. WE WANT JUSTICE! Justice

No time like the present to just sit back and chill! Listen to some 10cc 😉 Love this it's about time california used their own NG by themselves. it was their decision and nobody else. 💜✊🏼💜✊🏼💜✊🏼 Trump falls into the Category of a dictator who gassed his own citizens. Black Looters Matter Hopefully they actually do something about the protestors this time.

I'm not against protesters, I'm against rioters, I'm not against the police, I'm against the abuse of power, we don't want violence, we want to be listened. WE WANT JUSTICE! Justice Meanwhile... Americans never knows that the riot was controled by Communist China spies! cant believe they can do everything! can never know the plot for destroy the US by Unlimited War. If not to Destroy Communist ,they wd Destroy the US and Western, trade wd be nothing in virus and riot.

Every branch of our military and all law enforcement agencies should be having these discussions. If a racist is found, they should be terminated without benefits. What?!? Why are you shitting on your airmen and assuming that they will be criminals? Oh so Hollywood calls in the National Guard to protect them. Figures

Protesters, or rioters? this is domestic war طب وتخير 😍 Americans never knows that the riot was controled by Communist China spies! cant believe they can do everything! can never know the plot for destroy the US by Unlimited War. If not to Destroy Communist ,they wd Destroy the US and Western, trade wd be nothing in virus and riot.

Trumps version of brown shirts. America is doomed. Godspeed, brothers. Would it be illegal to shake each one of those handsome troop's hands? What on earth. This is not a war. Awesome, hope they arrest those looters and rioters! Where did Corona Virus disappear !! 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂 Many Qanals believers among police. This why they are so harsh on protesters.

Convict crooked cops who unjustly kill black ppl. Pass and enforce laws to hold crooked cops accountable like any other citizen would be held accountable. Simple. Had it already been done, NONE of this would be happening right now. Looks comfortable. Crickets ..... Hmmm, I wonder where is Cuomo on the social distancing? And all of those other Dems.... I guess the Coronavirus really did just go away like Trump said. Because otherwise the Dems would be complicit in the deaths that are to come. But rest assured they will have some excuse.

Thicc butt ✊🇺🇸🙏 Another gathering with turnout higher than the Trump inauguration. 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂 Can we just be done with the covid lockdowns now? Don't worry! they are about to be charged, hes doing it in public.......... Let's just hope the 2 paramedics, get those charges as well. 🤠🤠🤠🤠 g_neri jahwatson

While waiting for paycheck to paycheck you, you can earn more than $8500 in a week, you don’t send money to anyone, ask me how. Why are they not protesting the brave TVs that were stolen from Target last weekend? Cue ‘Old Town Road’ theme music... The world stands behind you! Justice and equality for all!

Fucking Animals So will any Movie or Basketball stars give any money to the Black businessmen or businessmen that lost their business? The same ones that gave money to bail out the crooks that caused that damage. So where are they keeping them Virtue signaling protesters tying up police as looters run amok in stores and neighborhoods all over America.

*RIOTS They were arrested during RIOTS FOH with your gaslighting crap. The people arrested are the LOOTERS RIOTERS / ANTIFA and now they are starting to KILL people.. THEY ARE NOT PEACEFUL PROTESTERS. Protesters need to be released as a good will gesture. 9,300 people in 7 days! Must be a pandemic. Let's all panic and stay inside. Remember Covid-19 I miss the old days.

I saw them arresting good protesters that sat quietly in the road. How many were rioters? I’d love to see the comparison. RiotersAreNotProtesters NOTICE HOW FAST THE COVID CONVERSATION DISAPPEARED WHEN THE NATION'S ATTENTION WAS TURNED ELSEWHERE? NOTICE HOW THE MEDIA CONTROLS YOU!! dont worry no troublemakers were harmed or caught

Its robbers and criminals BlueLivesMatter George Floyd died, it was murder, we all agreed with that action, the cop was wrong. But, I will not agree with all these Black Violent Rioters killing police, beating store owners into ICU, killing innocent people, no I won't agree with that. I support Law and Order!

Have they been tested for covid19? Just so we know who to blame the second wave on. Way too low but police are doing their best. * while three former officers that were accessory to murder/murderers walk free. *in riots. We must stop this kind of atrocity on US soil! We must stop this kind of killing on US soil! We must stop this kind of murders on US soil! We must stop this domestic terrorism on US soil! We must stop Trump using military against civilians in US and the world!

I am so proud that the world is rising up in support of this movement. I am ashamed and embarrassed as a white man that it took a video to shine a light on the racial violence perpetrated on innocent black and brown people. This must stop! Vote locally and for national offices Media won't let you have your first admendment right if it don't fit their agenda you will be deleted

Glad to see and hear famous stars and the population of different race, colour/color and creed are marching and standing up to EVIL. There are on the right side of history. Respect to you ALL! How do you get home in time for curfew if the cops are blocking your way off the bridge? Then once you get off they start shooting you? And if you’re in a car you’re taken to jail for 10+hrs with no food/water likes concentration camps. In jail Bunched together w/no masks.

Social distance my ass Where is the pandemic ? The police has no clue on how to handle protests. They’re behavior creates riots. They must go and learn from other countries. What they’re doing here will cause people being hurt. Its on them. Its stupid.PUGNATION5 leo_shane funder RBReich Lovely maga person. 🤦‍♂️

please dont loot, protesters. Whelp, it's after curfew. Book 'em, Danno! Good start, aweful finish. Did I see policeofficer dragging protestor by the foot? NYPD still not learning how to handle protests2020. Embarassing. Did NYC have a curfew last night? Police prevent people going about their lawful business.

America is turning from a police state into a military dictatorship. AmericanSpring RegimeChangeUSA always using this porky ass tactic: making it impossible to comply, then arresting you for not complying I love peace we love peace,THR THE WORLD ITSELF NEEDS PEACE bout fucking time just hire all black officers also so the race thing can be removed there is 8 billion humans guess what some bad apples are gonna fall off the tree

START DRESSING LIKE YOU WORK FOR THE CITY Any Police of any colour, race or creed should not be terrorising or murdering American citizens in handcuff on camera. If all 4 Police officer were arrested for strangling a man on camera, ok one the others for joint enterprise; there would not had been any riots.

Show the police beatings. The children being thrashed within an inch of their lives by angry, poorly trained men clad in all black. Men that are out to kill. Men that have a bloodlust in them. The beatings are the only thing that they live for. You can see it in their eyes. 😀 Love USA but your protest values were lost when the country started looting & destroying businesses.

'who is the president?' You mean riots, right? If black lives matter so much then why do more blacks kill blacks? justice for Black, Justice for minorities! Being fired is not the end but this discrimination needs to end. Almost 10,000 Americans arrest for expressing their free speech. Yet the 3 cops who aided & abetted the killing of George Floyd are still not arrested and charged. This is why Americans continue to march. Oh, America. The arbitrary application of the law is so glaring.

So much chaos bc the stupid cop killed an innocent man! He should get life sentence bc he mad all this madness and so many ppl have been charged bc of him and all the cops who just watched!!!!!!!! BLACK KKK ..IS BLACK COPS DavidDorn ... does his BlackLivesMattter - ? ABC FakeNews forgot to write about how many black businesses were looted? How many police peaceful protestors were hurt or injured by agitators? The violence & those who died during protests

Surely everyone can see he is clearly NOT the right guy for the job? Come on America, you can do so much better than this! not posting the death toll? socking. Never forget Trump ordered military police to violently attack peaceful American protesters How many buildings have burned? How many people have been killed?

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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.

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George Floyd protest live updates: Protests, arrests continue despite curfewsProtesters in Washington, D.C. tackle a man seen breaking up sidewalk curbs with a hammer, and hand him over to police. Demonstrators said they tackled the man to prevent him provoking officers. What I can see in his face is that one day the Americans will feel each other's pain!!! This is what people out of America thought the symbol of America. Yet what we have been seeing is Mr. President of U.S.A. That was impressive

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