Live Updates: George Floyd Protests Spread Nationwide

Live Updates: George Floyd Protests Spread Nationwide

In photos: Protests spread across America

Four Minneapolis police officers have been fired for their involvement in the death of a black man who was held down with a knee as he protested that he couldn't breathe. Follow here for the latest updates.

5/29/2020 12:17:00 PM

Protests have swept across multiple major US cities, with crowds taking to the streets to demand action on police brutality. In Memphis, signs were held for black Americans who had recently been killed -- George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor.

Four Minneapolis police officers have been fired for their involvement in the death of a black man who was held down with a knee as he protested that he couldn't breathe. Follow here for the latest updates.

Protests swept across a number of major American cities on Thursday, with crowds taking to the streets to demand action against police brutality and accountability for several related deaths.Minneapolis and St. Paul, known as the"Twin Cities" of Minnesota, both saw huge protests. In St. Paul, protesters faced off against riot police, batting tear gas canisters back and forth. More than 170 businesses were looted or damaged by the protests, police said.

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Tear gas is fired as protesters clash with police while demonstrating outside the 3rd Precinct. Stephen Maturen/Getty ImagesAnd in Minneapolis, thousands of protesters surrounded a police precinct and set it on fire. They spray-painted the sides of the building, tried to climb up it, and cheered as the flames engulfed the building.

All staff inside had been evacuated prior to the fire.A protester winces in pain after being sprayed with pepper spray by police during a demonstration near the Memphis Police Department precinct in Memphis, Tennessee, on May 28. Patrick Lantrip/Daily Memphian/AP

In Memphis, Tennessee, protesters marched through midtown for several hours. They held up signs demanding justice for several black Americans who had recently been killed -- George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor.A group of demonstrators gather in Midtown Memphis, Tennessee, to protest the recent death of George Floyd on Wednesday. Joe Rondone/The Commercial Appeal/Imagn Content Services

The protests also escalated into violence in Louisville, Kentucky, where Taylor lived and was shot by police in March.Shots were fired in the crowd during the protests tonight, said police special advisor Jessie Halladay.Protests also took place in other cities like Denver, Colorado, and Phoenix, Arizona.

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Rioters and looters. The Hong Kong police are like a three-year-old girl compared to the American police 'protests' JusticeForGeorgeFloyd should now be with a G GusticeForGeorgeFloyd 🙏🙏 Nancy Pelosi: Beautiful landscape! Its believed that 46% of Americans white police officers are members of kkk movement

That’s a message for them to put stop to the killings and being racist. GOD that created two colors have his reasons. We stand with the American people in their pursuit of freedom and equality and respect their legitimate protest. Against the use of force by the police and the government! Atleast some time f those people are following the law with there mask.. but burning down there City well

Violence against citizens cannot be tolerated through silence. Let’s unite, scream enough, then act by being the change you wish to see in the world. 👌👌👌👌👌👌👌 Just a reminder...watch the below in Toronto... Police with the right goal in their head and the training to deescalate can do it right. First do no harm.

Why must people protest to recieve justice. Put the man in prison Injustice, inequality and repression are 'tinderboxes'. If you keep these in your home, you must know the ensuing flames will consume you and everyone and everything you have worked for. Protesters? More like domestic terrorists....you truly are lost CNNdestroyingAmerica CNNisFakeNews FakeNewsMedia FakeNewsAlert CNN Antifa

This just proves my point: everyone says we're all equal, that's clearly not the case because no other race has to endure this year after year except black people....my people. Tell me: where's the equality again? 香港廢柴看看米國的盛典,香港警察還是黑警嗎?中國及香港政府應該方布法案,防控米國黑警殺人打人,維護米國人民的自由和民主,米國如果沒做好這個,就不要出來說三道四。。。 I am not an American man, but is it true?

And the worst part of all this is that the president is “glorifying” violence instead of preventing it!!! blacklivesmatters GeorgeFloydWasMurdered we stand with protesters Glenn10TV We will not stop we will also impeach trump who is a racist we cant wait till elections You misspelled riots again🙄 I just don’t get it. Arrest the cops and this will stop. Why do they make it so hard on themselves? This just proofs again that cops matter more

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