Live Updates: George Floyd Protests Spread Nationwide

Live Updates: George Floyd Protests Spread Nationwide

Joe Biden says he spoke to George Floyd's family

Joe Biden: “This is no time for incendiary tweets. It’s no time to encourage violence. This is a national crisis. We need real leadership right now.”

5/29/2020 9:13:00 PM

Joe Biden: “This is no time for incendiary tweets. It’s no time to encourage violence. This is a national crisis. We need real leadership right now.”

Protests following the death of George Floyd, a black man who pleaded that he couldn't breathe while he was held down with a knee by a Minneapois police officer, have spread nationwide. Follow here for the latest updates.

McConnell says officers in Minneapolis and Louisville "look pretty darn guilty"From CNN's Ted Barrett and Ali ZaslavSenate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, speaks during a news conference in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Tuesday, May 19. Stefani Reynolds/Bloomberg/Getty Images

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell had strong words for prosecuting the police in the incidents in Minneapolis and Louisville, saying “if you see what happened, [they] look pretty darn guilty.”The GOP leader said violent protests in Minneapolis and Louisville – both in response to deaths of black people at the hands of police officers – “really needs to stop” and “this senseless violence in reaction to this is not helpful.”

McConnell declined to comment Friday on a tweet from President Trump in which the President called protesters in Minneapolis “thugs” and warned"when the looting starts, the shooting starts. The message was flagged by Twitter for “glorifying violence.”

“I generally don't comment on the President's tweets,” McConnell told reporters at a press event in Kentucky.“I can speak for myself," the senior senator from Kentucky said.“I think what's happening in Louisville and Minneapolis really needs to stop. This senseless violence in reaction to this is not helpful. But you can certainly understand the outrage. I mean, you can certainly understand the outrage. But it's not made better by engaging in random acts of violence," McConnell said.

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America is at a crossroads, between JoeBiden and realDonaldTrump ... A racist and a Supremacist! Then you ain’t black. This coming from a man saying if you don't vote for a him you ain't black. Never forget it was the Republicans that freed the slaves & it was the Democrat who was against it Dont fall 4 there trap folks...

Trump can! No one is encouraging violence, you jackass. Business owners shooting looters is what was meant. Context. Something the media isn't smart enough, or chooses not to, understand. Joe Biden once again proves he's intelligent, wise and humble. He offers real words of support during a difficult time in this country. If the president is watching he should take notes, on how a real president is supposed to respond. I support Joe Biden.

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Biden 'furious' over Trump's call for violence against Americans in Minneapolis protests of George Floyd deathJoe Biden is angry about President Donald Trump's tweet in response to protests in Minneapolis in connection with death of George Floyd in policy custody. 'When the looting starts, the shooting starts,' Trump wrote. So are millions of us. Where is Waldo Biden? 'when the looting starts, the shooting starts'

Biden Hits Trump’s Response To George Floyd Death: ‘No Time For Incendiary Tweets’The former Vice President also called for lasting police reform and for Americans not to stay silent. Joe, did you call former KKK organizer and leader Robert Byrd your mentor ?

Joe Burrow Says 'Black Community Needs Our Help' in Wake of George Floyd KillingJoe Burrow -- the 1 overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft -- is speaking out about the civil unrest following the killing of George Floyd. They need to stop committing 70% of crimes in this country Good thing realDonaldTrump is also concerned and asked DOJ to look into it! yeah, rebuild the fucking city they just burnt down in the sake of 'peaceful protest.'

Niall Horan slams Trump for calling protesters 'thugs' after George Floyd deathUS President Donald Trump has sparked outrage for calling protesters 'thugs' and saying they may be shot if they continued to loot

People Are Protesting the Unjust Death of George FloydHere's what you need to know and how to help. ninagarcia Those killings has to stop! And those who are guilty has to go to jail!!! Rioting. It's high time that these disparities should come to an end....Colour racism should come to an end....