George Floyd Protests Across America: Live Updates

George Floyd Protests Across America: Live Updates

Minneapolis Police Department to undergo civil rights investigation

The Minnesota Department of Human Rights is launching a civil rights investigation into the Minneapolis Police Department, the state's governor has announced

6/2/2020 11:10:00 PM

The Minnesota Department of Human Rights is launching a civil rights investigation into the Minneapolis Police Department, the state's governor has announced

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 former Minneapolis police officer, have spread nationwide. Follow here for the latest updates.

1 hr 41 min agoHere's what GOP senators are saying about last night's protest near the White HouseFrom CNN's Ali ZaslavSen. Josh Hawley from Missouri speaks at a hearing of the Judiciary Committee examining issues facing prisons and jails during the coronavirus pandemic on Capitol Hill on June 2, in Washington. Tom Williams/Pool/Getty Images

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Most Republican senators ignored or declined to comment on last night’s peaceful protest at the White House, which was forcefully cleared out forHowever, several GOP senators fiercely defended Trump’s church visit as “important” and said moving protesters was not an abuse of power.

Here's what lawmakers are saying:Sen. Lisa Murkowskiof Alaska, told reporters, “It’s not the America I know,” in reaction to the events that unfolded last night at the White House.Sen. John Kennedyof Louisiana called Trump’s church visit “not only appropriate” but “needed.” He also said he believes it sent a message to the American people that “its government is going to protect the innocent.”

Sen. John Barrassoof Wyoming said he thought it was “important” for Trump to “see the damage done” at the church and make related comments.Sen. Ted Cruzof Texas said it was protesters who abused their power, not Trump. Asked if what happened last night at the White House was an abuse of power, Cruz replied: “By the protesters, yes.”

Sen. Josh Hawleyof Missouri: “I don’t think it was an abuse of power,” he said.Other GOP senators said they didn’t see what happened.“I didn’t watch it closely enough to know what happened there,” said Sen. Mitt Romney of Utah.“I didn’t really see it,” Sen. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin said.

Most senators ignored questions about last night’s events or declined to comment, including Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Sen. Pat Roberts of Kansas, Sen. Kelly Loeffler of Georgia, Sen. Mike Enzi of Wyoming, Sen. Dan Sullivan of Alaska, Sen. Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee and Sen. Todd Young of Indiana.

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Investigate this. DavidDorn When the protests end, are we going back to COVID 24/7? Trump is holding a knee on the neck of American Democracy, and the GOP is the three cops just watching it happen while protecting him. The country is in a fight for its life and CNN has its kneeing our throat while we yell I CANT BREATHE. Turn off cnn!!!!!

Lmao This is interesting They're going to do everything EXCEPT arrest and charge the other 3 officers for the murder they committed in broad daylight. That’s a start... a very minuscule start Now every state We demand respect and equality FAR OVERDUE IF BLACK LIVES MATTER to you just take two seconds to hear me out THANK YOU 💜💜 BlackOutTuesday

Demonstrations raging across the United States of America are a clear message to President realDonaldTrump Get_out America will never vote for you again What we see on TV is the America of Biden, Pelosi, Schumer & the rest of the state & local Democratic Party corrupt ideology at work. The cop that killed Floyd worked for a city/state run top to bottom by Democrats. Democrats can't run from any of this, they own ALL of it.

charge the other 3. BlackLivesMatter BlkLivesMatter AllLivesMatter WhiteYellowBlack AllColor AllRacesMatter BLM. whiteoutwednesday

K-Pop Fans Thwarted the Dallas Police Department App During Black Lives Matter ProtestsLegions of K-pop fans stepped up to show the Dallas Police Department that they wouldn't stand for police brutality during the city's Black Lives Matter protests. Our team calls: We are the best 💅

Two-thirds of people put in neck restraints by Minneapolis police were black, department data showsIn the years leading up to George Floyd's death, about two-thirds of the people placed in neck restraints by Minneapolis police officers were black, according to a CNN analysis of data from the police department. CNN disgusting dishonestreporting creatingviolentatmosphereinamerica Cant go to jail if the courthouse is gone...think about it. Should the Democratic Party be responsible for this? Minneapolis has always been the Democratic Party in power🤷🏻‍♀️

George Floyd protest updates: Civil rights charge filed against Minneapolis policeAsked to respond to Pres. Trump's threatened use of military force against protesters, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau pauses for 20 seconds before answering. 'We all watch in horror and consternation, what's going on in the United States.' Can he please resign! Then become president of the United States?!?! Please! Says the guy who's daddy put Canada in martial law. Blackfacetrudeau 😆

Minneapolis police made 44 people unconscious with neck restraintsSince the start of 2015, officers from the Minneapolis Police Dept. have rendered people unconscious with neck restraints 44 times, according to an NBCNews analysis of police records. Several police experts say that number appears to be unusually high. They love the neck restraint tactic in MN! Now the cops get what they deserve Another example of poor training, along with poor vetting of candidates. Police departments in larger cities are old boys clubs of people who barely graduate high school and want to cosplay Chips patrol. Those who want to actually protect and serve are weeded out.

Minneapolis police chief on firing officers: 'In my mind this was a violation of humanity''I am absolutely, devastatingly sorry for their loss. If I could do anything to bring Mr. Floyd back, I would do that. I would move heaven and Earth to do that.' Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo addresses the family of George Floyd live on CNN. You should have let Jane Fonda finish. She was making a good point and then you switched to less developed report cnnbrk but donlemon is doing a great job! Every time he addressed the Floyd family he took his hat off. He said all officers involved are complicit. Why isn't the head of the police union standing next to the chief saying the same thing?

Man drives semi-truck into crowd of protestors on Minneapolis interstate, taken into police custodyThe incident occurred on I-35W in Minneapolis shortly after officers from the Minnesota Department of Public Safety closed the highway as protestors approached. 'Driving semi truck on road' Worth. They were on the fucking road like what they expect Dude got stuck on the road and was being careful not to hit anyone. They ripped him out of his truck and beat him. Report it right or shut the fuck up