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Protests have erupted across the nation following the death of George Floyd, who was seen pinned down by police.

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Protests have erupted across the nation following the death of George Floyd , who was seen pinned down by police.

10:21 p.m.: Protests grow violent in BrooklynProtests over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis erupted Friday night in Brooklyn where there have been at least 150 arrests, police sources told ABC News.The protest outside Barclays Center, the home of the NBA's Brooklyn Nets, began peacefully, but drew what police sources described as professional agitators and turned ugly.

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There were more than 100 protesters detained outside the arena, mainly for throwing bottles and other disturbances.Police officers arrest a protester during a "Black Lives Matter" protest near Barclays Center on May 29, 2020 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City, in outrage after George Floyd, an unarmed black man, died while being arrested by a police officer in Minneapolis who pinned him to the ground with his knee.

Police officers arrest a protester during a "Black Lives Matter" protest near Barclays Center on May 29, 2020 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City, in outrage after George Floyd, an unarmed black man, died while being arrested by a police officer in Minneapolis who pinned him to the ground with his knee.

Angela Weiss/AFP via Getty ImagesProtesters moved toward two police precincts in northern Brooklyn, the 88th Precinct in Fort Green and the 79th Precinct in Bedford-Stuyvesant. Along the way, a police van was set on fire and several cruisers were defaced with graffiti and broken windows.

Some 500 demonstrators massed outside the 88 Precinct, where the van was set on fire. There were about 40 arrests there.Some demonstrators made it inside the 79 Precinct but were immediately arrestedThere have been about a dozen officers hurt so far in clashes with the protesters.

A police officer gestures near a small fire burning as protesters gather for a "Black Lives Matter" protest near Barclays Center on May 29, 2020 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City, in outrage after George Floyd, an unarmed black man, died while being arrested by a police officer in Minneapolis who pinned him to the ground with his knee.

A police officer gestures near a small fire burning as protesters gather for a "Black Lives Matter" protest near Barclays Center on May 29, 2020 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City, in outrage after George Floyd, an unarmed black man, died while being arrested by a police officer in Minneapolis who pinned him to the ground with his knee.

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Angela Weiss/AFP via Getty Images9:21 p.m.: Atlanta sees violence spark outside CNNA protest in Atlanta grew violent this evening as a handful of protesters began smashing the doors to CNN Headquarters just after 8 p.m.,according to Atlanta ABC affiliate WSB

.After defacing the outside of the news network's HQ and lighting a police car on fire, protesters began throwing objects at police who are inside the building’s lobby. Police were holding a line with shields."Above everything else, I am a mother. I am a mother to four black children in America, one of whom is 18 years old," Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms said at a press conference Friday night."When i saw the murder of George Floyd I hurt like a mother would hurt. And yesterday when I heard about rumors of violent protests in Atlanta, I did what a mother would do, I called my son and said, 'Where are you?' I cannot protect you and black boys should not be out today."

"So you're not gonna out-concern me or out-care about where we are in America," she added."I wear this each and every day and I pray over my children each and every day."Protesters smash police cars in Atlanta, Friday, May 29, 2020. Protesters marched for George Floyd, who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on Memorial Day.

Protesters smash police cars in Atlanta, Friday, May 29, 2020. Protesters marched for George Floyd, who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on Memorial Day.Ben Gray/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP8:19 p.m.: Protest outside White House draws Secret Service

A protest this evening in Lafayette Park just north of the White House has drawn the assistance of the Secret Service.Chants of"Let him breathe," and,"don't shoot," could be heard.Demonstrators walk along Pennsylvania Avenue as they protest the death of George Floyd, a black man who died in police custody, May 29, 2020, in Washington, D.C.

Demonstrators walk along Pennsylvania Avenue as they protest the death of George Floyd, a black man who died in police custody, May 29, 2020, in Washington, D.C.Evan Vucci/APThe U.S. Secret Service tweeted,"Secret Service personnel are currently assisting other law enforcement agencies during a demonstration in Lafayette Park. In the interest of public safety we encourage all to remain peaceful."

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5:31 p.m.: Trump says he spoke to Floyd's familyTrump told reporters at a business roundtable event Friday afternoon that he had spoken to the family of George Floyd, four days after his death."I spoke to members of the family. Terrific people. And we'll be reporting as time goes by. We think that we'll also have to make the statement," Trump said."It's very important, I believe, to the family, to everybody that the memory of George Floyd be a perfect memory -- let it be a perfect memory."

MORE: Twitter flags Trump, White House for 'glorifying violence' in tweets about George Floyd protestsThe president also took the chance to emphasize peaceful protests, following controversial tweets earlier Friday in which he said"when the looting starts the shooting starts."

"It's very important that we have peaceful protesters and support the rights for peaceful protesters. We can't allow a situation like happened in Minneapolis to descend further into lawless anarchy and chaos, and we understand that very well," the president said."The looters should not be allowed to drown out the voices of so many peaceful protesters."

4:21 p.m.: Minneapolis, St. Paul enforce curfewGov. Tim Walz has said a curfew will be in place starting Friday night from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. on Saturday in the entire Twin Cities region.No one will be allowed in the streets in public except for first responders and media. The curfew will also be in place Saturday night at 8 p.m. to Sunday 6 a.m.

"It's time to rebuild our community and that starts with safety in our streets," Walz said in a statement."Thousands of Minnesotans have expressed their grief and frustration in a peaceful manner. But the unlawful and dangerous actions of others, under the cover of darkness, has caused irreversible pain and damage to our community. This behavior has compromised the safety of bystanders, businesses, lawful demonstrators, and first responders. Now, we come together to restore the peace."

Officers will arrest those who do not comply, Walz said.Earlier, Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey had already issued a curfew order for the city for the same times.A man confronts a National Guard member as they guard the area in the aftermath of a protest against the death in Minneapolis police custody of African-American man George Floyd, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, May 29, 2020.

A man confronts a National Guard member as they guard the area in the aftermath of a protest against the death in Minneapolis police custody of African-American man George Floyd, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, May 29, 2020.Carlos Barria/Reuters3:40 p.m.: Prosecutors reveal more details about charges on former officer

The Hennepin County Attorney released the full criminal complaint for former officer Derek Chauvin.The 44-year-old officer who was filmed putting his knee on Floyd's neck faces a maximum sentence of 25 years in prison for third-degree murder charges and a maximum of 10 years behind bars for manslaughter charges.

"Derek Michael Chauvin caused the death of George Floyd by his culpable negligence, creating an unreasonable risk and taking a chance of causing death or great bodily harm to George Floyd," the complaint read."The defendant had his knee on Mr. Floyd's neck for 8 minutes and 46 seconds in total. Two minutes and 53 seconds of this was after Mr. Floyd was non-responsive," according to the complaint.

3:07 p.m.: Floyd's family responds to former officer's arrestWhile they said they were pleased with that he was apprehended, they said they expected first-degree murder charges."We call on authorities to revise the charges to reflect the true culpability of this officer," they said in a statement.

The family also asked for the remaining three officers to be arrested and charged.2:28 p.m.: Trump tweets against lootingPresident Trump again doubled down on his earlier remarks about the ongoing protests.He tweeted again that"looting leads to shooting" citing"what just happened with 7 people shot." In Minneapolis.

"I don't want this to happen, and that's what the expression put out last night means," he tweeted2:26 p.m.: Bill Barr releases statement on Floyd deathAttorney General Bill Barr said the Department of Justice and FBI are conducting an independent investigation to determine whether any federal civil rights laws were violated in George Floyd's death.

"The video images of the incident that ended with death of Mr. Floyd, while in custody of Minneapolis police officers, were harrowing to watch and deeply disturbing," he said in a statement.Barr said the state's charging decisions will be made first.

1:22 p.m.: Officer charged with murder in connection with Floyd's deathMichael Freeman, Hennepin County Attorney announced that Derek Chauvin has been charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter in the death of George Floyd.Freeman said the investigation is ongoing and more arrests and charges are anticipated.

Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin in an image from the video during arrest of George Floyd, May 25, 2020, in Minneapolis.Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin in an image from the video during arrest of George Floyd, May 25, 2020, in Minneapolis.

Darnella Frazier via AFP/Getty Images"That is extraordinary. We have never charged a case in that kind of timeframe," Freeman said.The prosecutor said he reviewed several pieces of evidence including video, witness interviews and the preliminary report from the medical examiner.

A detailed complaint will be available later today.1:22 p.m.: Officer arrested in connection with Floyd's deathDerek Chauvin, one of the four former officers fired for their involvement in George Floyd's death, was taken into custody at 11:44 a.m. local time by the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, according to Department of Public Safety Commissioner John Harrington.

Protester Taylor Dimuzio writes a message with chalk on a sidewalk in front of a townhouse owned by Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, May 29, 2020, in Windermere, Fla.Protester Taylor Dimuzio writes a message with chalk on a sidewalk in front of a townhouse owned by Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, May 29, 2020, in Windermere, Fla.

Phelan M. Ebenhack/APHennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman is scheduled to give a news conference on developments in the case at 2 p.m.1:09 p.m.: Cops warn of anarchists infiltrating protestsABC News obtained a police bulletin issued to the Philadelphia Police Department and the Delaware Valley Intelligence Center that warned that anarchists and other groups are calling on their supporters to commit acts of violence against police officers in light of the protests in Minneapolis.

The bulletin said there have been several social media posts calling for looting and civil disobedience as well as other acts of violence."Domestic extremists, including anarchist extremists and other anti-government extremists, are using the unrest in Minneapolis to amplify and justify their calls for dismantling law enforcement agencies and carrying out attacks on law enforcement, government, and capitalist targets," the bulletin said.

The bulletin stressed that non-violent protests are legal and protected by the Constitution."Anarchist extremists may be attracted to this call to action and engage in direct action against law enforcement property, such as buildings and vehicles, in order to draw attention to their cause," it said.

12:56 p.m.: Obama offers statement on George Floyd of our darkest chapters'Former President Barack Obamaissued a statement on social mediaabout Floyd's death and the subsequent protests in Minneapolis."This shouldn't be 'normal' in 2020 America," he wrote."It can't be 'normal.' If we want our children to grow up in a nation that lives up to its highest ideals, we can and must be better."

Obama said it is up to Minnesota officials to ensure that Floyd's death is fully investigated and justice is ultimately done, however, he encouraged people"to work together to create a 'new normal' in which the legacy of bigotry and unequal treatment no longer infects our institutions or our hearts."

12:40 p.m.: Governor calls on order to be restored after 'one of our darkest chapters'Gov. Tim Walz called the death of George Floyd and the subsequent protests that took place have been"one of our darkest chapters." However, he said he refused to let those who caused destruction to Minneapolis"take away the attention of the stain that we need to be working on" and pleaded with the community to help restore order.

Walz said that the"looting and recklessness" that occurred was not caused by those who wanted justice for Floyd."We have to restore order to our society before we can start addressing the issues," the governor said, later calling one of the issues"fundamental institutional racism."

He said that he would not"patronize" the black community as a white man, but asked the community to"help us use a humane way to get the streets back to a place where we can restore justice."Walz started off his press conference by acknowledging generations of pain and anguish that communities of color in America have experienced. He said that those communities have not been truly heard,"much like we failed to hear George Floyd as he pleaded for his life, as the world watched, by the people sworn to protect him, his community, our state."

People clean up outside a local business in the aftermath of a protest after in Minneapolis, Minnesota, May 29, 2020.People clean up outside a local business in the aftermath of a protest after in Minneapolis, Minnesota, May 29, 2020.Carlos Barria/Reuters

The commissioner for the state's Department of Public Safety called Floyd's death"murder.""That's what it looked like to me," Commissioner John Harrington said. His comment marked the first time a member of law enforcement call Floyd's death murder publicly.

Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison began his remarks by quoting Martin Luther King Jr., saying"riot is the way that the unheart get heard."He said King urged people not to dismiss non-peaceful protests or relegate it as criminality, but ask what was really going on there.

Minnesota State Patrol deploy around a Target store that was a scene of looting following protests over the death of George Floyd, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, May 29, 2020.Minnesota State Patrol deploy around a Target store that was a scene of looting following protests over the death of George Floyd, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, May 29, 2020.

Craig Lassig/EPA via ShutterstockEllison said that protesters should not react to the National Guard in the way that may react to the Minneapolis Police Department. He noted they are two different agencies and"their job is trying to bring peace and calm back again."

Ellison said that although people continue to ask when justice will be served, he believes authorities understand that"the wheels of justice must turn swiftly."He also said that while the investigation and criminal procedure for this case is important, it by no means addresses the root of these problems in this country.

"I think we're gonna do some real change. … We're not just gonna fix the windows and sweep up the glass. We're gonna fix the broken, shattered society that leaves so many behind."11:10 a.m.: City is handling situation in 'best way that we can,' city council VP says

Minneapolis' city council vice president said the government is still adjusting to the situation, but is handling it"in the best way that we can given all of the chaos, all of the unrest, all of the anger and pain in this community."City Council Vice President Andrea Jenkins told ABC News' Amy Robach on Friday that the city must take control of the situation and"restore some order back."

City Council Vice President Andrea Jenkins sings Amazing Grace during a news conference, May 28, 2020 in Minneapolis, Minn. Violent protests over the death of a George Floyd, a black man, in police custody rocked a Minneapolis neighborhood.City Council Vice President Andrea Jenkins sings Amazing Grace during a news conference, May 28, 2020 in Minneapolis, Minn. Violent protests over the death of a George Floyd, a black man, in police custody rocked a Minneapolis neighborhood.

Elizabeth Flores/APShe also begged people not to gather in the streets, citing the pandemic and the damage that has been done in the last two nights. Jenkins said that the anger of the community has been expressed and she did not want further action to lead to injuries or loss of life.

"We can't allow this type of civic unrest to continue," she said.Jenkins on Thursday called on city officials to declare racism a public health crisis."By declaring racism a public health emergency it provides us the opportunity to name the virus that has infected our American institutions for centuries but in addition, it gives us the opportunities to ... you can't really begin to cure a disease until you know what that disease is," she said."It's an infectious disease just like the coronavirus and it's not just Minneapolis."

11:00 a.m.: National Guard is in Minneapolis, Trump saysPresident Donald Trump tweeted that the National Guard is now in Minneapolis."They are in Minneapolis and fully prepared," the president wrote."George Floyd will not have died in vain. Respect his memory!!!"

Photos showed members of the National Guard in the streets of Minneapolis. Gov. Tim Walz signed an executive order Thursday activating the Minnesota National Guard after Wednesday night's destructive protests.National Guard members patrol the protest area in Minneapolis, May 29, 2020, after three days of violent protests over the death of George Floyd.

National Guard members patrol the protest area in Minneapolis, May 29, 2020, after three days of violent protests over the death of George Floyd.Carlos Barria/ReutersIn a statement to ABC News, the National Guard said they were not authorized to disclose specifics about their"tactics or use of force."

"The Guardsmen are activated to protect life, preserve property and to ensure the right of people to peacefully demonstrate in Minneapolis and its surrounding communities," according to the statement."Some examples of missions they will be performing are: They are assisting/escorting firefighters to sites and providing them security as those firefighters do their work. They are forming lines between protestors and sites that are at risk of being harmed."

10:50 a.m.: Biden says he is 'furious' over Trump tweetPresumptive Democratic presidential nominee and former Vice President Joe Biden said he was"furious" over President Donald Trump's tweet on the protests."I will not lift the President's tweet. I will not give him that amplification. But he is calling for violence against American citizens during a moment of pain for so many. I'm furious, and you should be too," Biden wrote.

Trump tweeted in the early morning hours of Friday that"when the looting starts, the shooting starts," referring to the protests. He also called protesters"thugs."Biden said that he will be speaking more later today about the situation in Minneapolis. He also addressed a CNN crew being arrested.

"This is not abstract: a black reporter was arrested while doing his job this morning, while the white police officer who killed George Floyd remains free. I am glad swift action was taken, but this, to me, says everything," Biden said, with the swift action appearing to refer to their release.

10:20 a.m.: Melania Trump issues statement on protestsFirst Lady Melania Trump said the nation needs to focus on healing and"there is no reason for violence.""Our country allows for peaceful protests, but there is no reason for violence," she tweeted."I've seen our citizens unify & take care of one another through COVID19 & we can't stop now."

Trump also offered her"deepest condolences" to Floyd's family."As a nation, let's focus on peace, prayers & healing," the first lady wrote.9:45 a.m.: Floyd family attorney calls CNN arrest 'hypocrisy'Civil Rights Attorney Ben Crump, who is representing Floyd's family, said he was not surprised by the"hypocrisy" of police arresting a CNN crew, but not arresting"murderers from within its own ranks."

"These problems will require systematic change to start the healing process. It won't be easy, but it's essential," Crump wrote on Twitter.7:05 a.m.: CNN reporter, crew arrested live on airCNN reporter Omar Jimenez and his production crew were arrested in Minneapolis live on air Friday morning while reporting on the Floyd protests. They were released about an hour later and Jimenez was back on-air reporting.

The news outlet reported that police said they were arrested because they were told to move and didn't."A CNN reporter and his production team were arrested this morning in Minneapolis for doing their jobs, despite identifying themselves -- a clear violation of their First Amendment rights," CNN said in a statement Friday morning."The authorities in Minnesota, incl. the Governor, must release the 3 CNN employees immediately."

Minnesota State Sen. Jeff Hayden phoned into CNN and said he just had a joint text with the governor and mayor and that they were just trying to get control of the area and weren't aware of the CNN reporter getting arrested.CNN president Jeff Zucker spoke to Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz who apologized for State Police's arrest of Jimenez and their team. Walz said he was working to get them released and that he takes full responsibility for what happened.

6:48 a.m.: 70 arrested or summonsed in New York City during George Floyd protestsAt least 70 people were arrested or summonsed during a series of protests that started in Union Square and spread through Lower Manhattan through Thursday night.Most will be summonsed for obstruction of governmental administration and social distancing violations, but there will also be assault and weapon possession charges.

The protest began in Union Square after 3 p.m., Thursday but after that broke up, protests reemerged at Foley Square courthouses, City Hall, Zuccotti Park, the site of the 2011 Occupy Wall Street protest, and moved toward the West Side Highway.Several police officers were taken to the hospital with minor injuries, one with a possible concussion.

One person was arrested for assaulting a police officer for throwing a garbage can into a crowd and striking a police officer in the head.Another person attempted to grab the service weapon from a Deputy Inspector's holster. That person will be charged with robbery.

1:15 a.m.: Trump says military could assume control in city, 'when the looting starts, the shooting starts'President Donald Trump has weighed in on the destructive protests in Minneapolis early Friday morning, saying the military could"assume control" of the response.

"These THUGS are dishonoring the memory of George Floyd, and I won't let that happen," Trump tweeted early Friday morning."Just spoke to Governor Tim Walz and told him that the Military is with him all the way. Any difficulty and we will assume control but, when the looting starts, the shooting starts."

A protester carries the carries a U.S. flag upside, a sign of distress, next to a burning building Thursday, May 28, 2020, in Minneapolis. Protests over the death of George Floyd, a black man who died in police custody Monday, broke out in Minneapolis for a third straight night.

A protester carries the carries a U.S. flag upside, a sign of distress, next to a burning building Thursday, May 28, 2020, in Minneapolis. Protests over the death of George Floyd, a black man who died in police custody Monday, broke out in Minneapolis for a third straight night.

Julio Cortez/APTrump also attacked Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey, saying the protests are a result of a lack of leadership."Either the very weak Radical Left Mayor, Jacob Frey, get his act together and bring the City under control, or I will send in the National Guard & get the job done right," Trump tweeted.

Frey responded to Trump at an early morning press conference Friday, saying"weakness" is"pointing your finger" during times of crisis."Weakness is refusing to take responsibility for your actions. Weakness is pointing your finger at somebody else during a time of crisis," Frey said."Donald Trump knows nothing about the strength of Minneapolis. We are strong as hell. Is this a difficult time period? Yes. But you better be damn sure that we're gonna get through this."

12:48 a.m.: Minneapolis asks residents to 'retreat' over precinct explosion possibilityAfter people protesting George Floyd's death forcibly took over a Minneapolis precinct and began to ignite fires, city officials are now warning residents to leave the area in case the building explodes.

"We're hearing unconfirmed reports that gas lines to the Third Precinct have been cut and other explosive materials are in the building," the city tweeted."If you are near the building, for your safety, PLEASE RETREAT in the event the building explodes."

Frey said residents must clear the area so the fire department can put out fires."We are working with @MinneapolisFire to deliver resources and respond for a beloved neighborhood in our city," Frey tweeted."We all need to work together to ensure the safety of our friends, family, and Minneapolis residents. And right now working together means clearing the area."

Protesters are seen from the roof of the Minneapolis police 3rd Precinct building Thursday, May 28, 2020, in Minneapolis. Protests over the death of George Floyd, a black man who died in police custody Monday, broke out in Minneapolis for a third straight night.

Protesters are seen from the roof of the Minneapolis police 3rd Precinct building Thursday, May 28, 2020, in Minneapolis. Protests over the death of George Floyd, a black man who died in police custody Monday, broke out in Minneapolis for a third straight night.

John Minchillo/APThe Minnesota National Guard has been activated for the area and said it's helping the fire department safely get to fires to help them battle the blazes.Since the protests started, the Saint Paul Police Department said more than 170 businesses have been damaged or looted. Despite the destruction, with dozens of fires set, authorities said there are no reports of serious injuries."Calm on the horizon," the department said late Thursday night.

12:32 a.m.: Governor 'shocked' after vehicle attempts to run over protesterColorado Gov. Jared Polis said he is"absolutely shocked" by video of a car attempting to run over a person protesting the death of Floyd in Denver on Thursday. What started as a peaceful protest turned chaotic with reports of vandalism and violence.

"Tonight is a very sad night for our state. While we are still uncovering all of the facts, a protest regarding the killing of George Floyd devolved into vandalism and violence, and I was absolutely shocked by video evidence of a motorist attempting to run over a protestor," Polis tweeted."Coloradans are better than this. I share the immense anguish we all feel about the unjust murder of George Floyd. But let me be clear, senseless violence will never be healed by more violence."

Previously shots were fired across the street from Colorado's State Capitol in Denver.11:51 p.m.: Protesters gain access to police precinctPeople protesting the death of Floyd have reportedly taken over the Minneapolis Police Department's 3rd precinct and set it on fire, according to authorities.

Minneapolis Police spokesperson John Elder said staff was evacuated from the building around 10 p.m. local time and that protesters forcibly entered the building and ignited several fires.A protester moves around the 3rd Precinct building of the Minneapolis Police Department on Thursday, May 28, 2020, in Minneapolis. Protests over the death of George Floyd, a black man who died in police custody Monday, broke out in Minneapolis for a third straight night.

A protester moves around the 3rd Precinct building of the Minneapolis Police Department on Thursday, May 28, 2020, in Minneapolis. Protests over the death of George Floyd, a black man who died in police custody Monday, broke out in Minneapolis for a third straight night.

John Minchillo/APShortly after reports of the precinct takeover, the Minnesota National Guard said it was deploying more than 500 soldiers to the area."We have activated more than 500 soldiers to St. Paul, Minneapolis and surrounding communities," the National Guard said in a statement."Our mission is to protect life, preserve property and the right to peacefully demonstrate. A key objective is to ensure fire departments are able to respond to calls."

9:20 p.m.: Colorado protest marred by gunshotsProtesters outside Colorado's State Capitol in Denver received a scare when someone apparently fired shots nearby, causing the assembled group to flee.There were no injuries, authorities confirmed to ABC News.

"Officers on scene at W Colfax Ave and W 15 st on shots fired in the area of the Capital. This is an ongoing investigation and the motive is unknown," Denver policewroteon Twitter.Leslie Herod, who is a state representative, tweeted about the incident as well. She added that someone was apprehended, though police have not confirmed any arrests.

The Capitol was put on lockdown, with Herod, who fled inside included. Herod told an ABC News producer she was not scared by the incident."No. This only makes me more resolved. We have more work to do," she said.People scramble for cover outside the Colorado State Capitol in Denver on May 28, 2020, after someone fired gunshots in the area during a protest of George Floyd's death. No one was injured.

People scramble for cover outside the Colorado State Capitol in Denver on May 28, 2020, after someone fired gunshots in the area during a protest of George Floyd's death. No one was injured.Courtesy Nina Kadjar8:31 p.m.: 911 call releasedThe 911 call made by the store owner who accused Floyd of using fraudulent money was released by authorities Thursday evening.

According to the transcript of the call released by the state of Minnesota, the caller -- a store owner -- told the operator that Floyd entered the store drunk and tried to pay for something with"fake bills." He later left the shop and sat on his car. It was there where police found him when they arrived at the scene.

"Someone comes [to] our store and give us fake bills and we realize it before he left the store, and we ran back outside, they was [sic] sitting on their car," the caller said."We tell them to give us their phone, put their... thing back and everything, and he was also drunk and everything and return to give us our cigarettes back and so he can, so he can go home but he doesn't want to do that, and he's sitting on his car cause he is awfully drunk and he's not in control of himself."

The operator then asked the caller for Floyd's race and sex."No, he's a black guy," the caller replied."Alright," the operator said, letting out a sigh according to the transcript, before the caller asked,"How is your day going?"

6:25 p.m.: Investigation is 'top priority' for DOJThe Department of Justice has made the investigation into Floyd's death a"top priority," Erica MacDonald, attorney for state of Minnesota, said at a press conference.MacDonald said President Donald Trump and Attorney General Bill Barr are"directly and actively" monitoring the case.

"It is critical, it is essential, it is imperative that the investigation is done right and done right the first time," she said."And that is what we are going to do."No federal or state charges against the officers were announced at the press conference.

Hennepin County Attorney Michael Freeman asked for"patience.""Give us the time to do this right and we will bring you justice -- I promise," Freeman said.He said his office has been flooded with calls on the status of the investigation. The main question, he said, has been,"what're you gonna do about the murder of George Floyd?"

"We are going to investigate as thoroughly as justice demands," Freeman said.He called the officer's action"excessive and wrong," but said he needs to determine if it was criminal.Both MacDonald and Freeman called on the public to come forward with any information they may have.

There was a delay in starting the press conference, which MacDonald apologized for and said she was hoping to share a development but that it was not the right time.5:35 p.m.: City releases complaint history of 4 officersThe police officer seen in a video with his knee on Floyd's neck was involved in 18 complaints prior to being fired, according to records released by the city.

Derek Chauvin, who was fired following Floyd's death, was only disciplined for two of those complaints, according to the city records.The documents do not provide the details of the complaints or the disciplines.In an image made from video posted to Facebook, a Minneapolis police officer kneels on the neck of a man identified by a family attorney as George Floyd, May 25, 2020. Floyd died shortly after the incident.

In an image made from video posted to Facebook, a Minneapolis police officer kneels on the neck of a man identified by a family attorney as George Floyd, May 25, 2020. Floyd died shortly after the incident.Darnella Frazier via StoryfulTou Thao, who was the officer seen standing up in the video, had six complaints, one of which remains open, according to the records. Thao, who was also fired, was not disciplined for the other five complaints.

The other two officers who were fired, Thomas Lane and J Alexander Kueng, have had no complaints.5:15 p.m.: Governor signs executive order activating National GuardGov. Tim Walz signed an executive order activating the Minnesota National Guard following Wednesday night's protests.

Walz said the purpose of the National Guard was"to protect people, to protect people safely demonstrating, and to protect small business owners.""The anger and grief of this moment is unbearable. People deserve to be seen. People deserve to be heard. People deserve to be safe," he said in a statement."While many Minnesotans are taking extensive safety precautions while exercising their right to protest, the demonstration last night became incredibly unsafe for all involved."

The National Guard Adjutant General will work with local government agencies to provide personnel, equipment, and facilities needed to respond to and recover from the protests, according to Walz's office.There will also be about 200 members of the Minnesota State Patrol that will work with state, county, and local community and public safety partners. State Patrol helicopters and fixed wind aircraft on the ground will assist law enforcement officers, the governor's office said.

5:03 p.m.: Families of Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery issue joint statementThe families of Floyd, Breonna Taylor andAhmaud Arbery-- all of whom died after incidents with current and former law enforcement -- are demanding change and calling for government action to address this"national crisis."

"We're devastated about the senseless violence that has broken the hearts of our families," the families said in a joint statement."While we are grateful for the outpouring of love and support, it's important that now – more than ever – we use our voices to enact change, demand accountability within our justice system and keep the legacies of Breonna, Ahmaud and George alive. This is a national crisis and our government needs to take immediate and widespread action to protect our black and brown communities."

The families have called for a congressional hearing and a national task force to create new bipartisan legislation that is aimed at ending racial violence and increasing police accountability.This undated photo courtesy of Breonna Taylor family shows Breonna posing during a graduation ceremony in Louisville, Ky.

This undated photo courtesy of Breonna Taylor family shows Breonna posing during a graduation ceremony in Louisville, Ky.Family of Breonna Taylor via AFP/Getty ImagesThey will also present a case to United Nation Human Rights Committee for sweeping changes to the nation's criminal justice system. A date for when they would be presenting their case was not provided.

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Now the country is no longer what kind of freedom or democracy, split the country, independence into a republic is the best choice! Support statewide division of the United States and independence of its own Republic!! KSA USA Here is Islam and this is what it command us to KSA USA Here is Islam and this is what it command us to

Not “later died” but “died while.” All four should be charged. The kneecop must be provided with first degree justice death. The rest three who could have stopped but did nothing is third degree murder. Everyone of those cities where protests are happening have video footage of their police departments engaging in racist, abusive and criminal behavior. This isn’t about one man. This is about deep running corruption.

Destroying Property! STUPID SOB’s!!! 👎👹😖👺🖤 What about the other officers? They just stood there. If there were bystanders watching me kill someone and they did nothing, you know they’d be charged. We, as human beings, not of any color, just as humans, need to stand up and say that this was WRONG I see a bunch of young unemployed people out of their homes with phones causing trouble,.......

They all should be charged with the crime, to make sure this doesn’t happen again I've seen countless videos here in Australia of police brutality in the U.S. The police culture and blatant disrespect for citizens is heartbreaking. Make them pay.. KSA USA Here is Islam and this is what it command us to

KAS USA Here is Islam and this is what it command us to Oh my god,i love this free country🤣🤣🤪🐲 Protest or Vandalism? Is this the result of the prepotency and hate from some leaders....? I am a nobody I think I have maybe 7 followers. But America we are better than this! We have let a Narsasitis ass clown for a President insight and encourage riots, anarchy and racial divisions. We are Americans! Do not let this little man divide us!

President Trump is going to have to save Democrats from their leftist rioters. Where were they when armed men assessed on a State Capital? People are rioting and looting in cities mismanaged by corrupt democrat mayors who have used the police to surpress and kill minorities. Minneapolis, Louisville, Atlanta, NYC, DC, etc are all run my democrat mayors and the people are now revolting against the democrat party.

There are 3 reports from CNN in Minnesota. They are in 3 different locations here in Minnesota and no cops, National Guard, and state patrols seen! It seems as though the cops, National Guard, and state patrols are all following the curfew... Is leadership letting us down again? People are rioting and looting in cities mismanaged by corrupt democrat mayors who have used the police to surpress and kill minorities. Minneapolis, Louisville, Atlanta, NYC, DC, etc are all run my democrat mayors and the people are now revolting against the democrat party.

Well they r not going to Texas. No one messes with Texas. He died at the scene. It was murder and the murderer has finally been charged with murder. See how easy it is to say the word? They no longer want justice, they want violence. Any other cities going? The best kind of protest: Vote 🗳 Black man not slave now fighting for yourself

Who could have thought that Americans will one day copy what we do in South Africa, the looting and burning of buildings. hope the looters all get the virus. the man was murdered and everything is recorded. fuck ABC We who travel frequently to the USA have predicted ‘civil war’ under Trump. We have noticed universal attitude changes in people who deliver service, an anger, an unwillingness to ‘serve’. Expression of political ideology has become ‘religious’ in its fervour. Trump polarises.

That's nice! We're supposed to be working together to beat the COVID19 pandemic but instead people are acting out of control and creating a civil war. Disgusting! Fighting for yourself black brother MSM fans the racism flames then revel in their work. MAGA Idiots We are about to have some very dark days this time the people are fed up. Be safe wherever you are!

'Stop feeding fear and anger everyday.' Rapper Killer Mike says CNN had assault from rioters coming for 'feeding fear and anger everyday.' 'I'm glad they only took down a sign and defaced a building and not killing human beings like that policeman did.' The truth about Democrats that the MSM wont tell you.

Look , the officer was an idiot , he was fired and arrested and charged with murder . What does Target or Walmart have to do with this . There’s just a lot of worthless people looking for an excuse to tear something up . These are protests are they going to protest in Chicago about the 39 that were killed?

WHY NO PROTEST AFTER 38 SHOOTINGS & 10 DEATHS IN CHICAGO OVER THE MEMORIAL HOLIDAY WEEKEND.... WHY ,, THERE WERE NO PROTEST... 10 BLACKS WERE GUNNED DOWN IN COLD BLOOD..!!! ABC NEWS NEEDS TO DO SOME REPORTING NOW.!!! What about the other 3 officers? They never tried to stop that Killer cop, whom they were with , watching💔

you would think the racist will show up to these type pf events. cowards to scared to show up At least most of the people from both sides are wearing mask. 😷 discrimination still alive aganst black people especially from the police officer Now, about the other three...? It’s not just his death. It’s others! White cops getting job for all the wrong reasons.

9 out of 10 couldn’t even tell you George Floyds name. But a good time had by all. Looting free stuff, burning and a chance to be on TV. Pass a law president Trump protecting the rights for peaceful demonstration. Call it the Martin Luther King peaceful demonstration amendment law the 13 amendment law. Thanks Clarence a white.

Later? Try killed while having his carotid artery closed of by a police officer who knelt on his neck for 9 minutes. Protest? This is a riot. You went from protester to criminal when you cross that line. Wonder if this passion and emotion will carry over to throw out the lying, greedy, tools who roam DC? Wonder if a 20 million person march on DC would act as a 'scared straight' moment for HouseDemocrats HouseGOP SenateDems SenateGOP POTUS They ALL gotta go...start fresh.

All of those other police standing there watching, possibly encouraging, should also be arrested. People, We have created you from a male and a female, and made you into nations and tribes that you might know one another. The noblest of you before Allah is the most righteous of you. Allah is the Knower, the Aware.

What about the other three officers? They did NOTHING to stop what was obviously a crime in the making. Their behaviour is potentially tantamount to being accessories to a crime. These are not protest their riots.. when are you going to start calling them that they’re burning down communities small businesses and threatening people’s lives ..This is a picture of a protest

seems to be Lebanon Blacks destroy everything they touch. Ask in south African. Look at Africa. Look at the accomplishments. None. White father steal feeding them. At least a Mexican better himself. For people who can’t afford to pay fees after they’ve been arrested, a bail bonds company will pay it — at a cost. And for those who can’t afford bail bonds, organizations like the Minnesota Freedom Fund will cover the expenses.

This is promoting a false narrative... He died while he was pinned down by police for no reason. I wonder how many protestors will be arrested before all 4 of the officers involved in killing Mr. Floyd are arrested? Murdering tyrants and those who protect them deserve rioting. “pinned down”?! Its interesting that the press has to make such a big deal about the color of peoples skin But then, that is the definition of a racist

No, nothing to do with Mr Floyd. These are anarchist and terrorist and care nothing about Mr Floyd’s murder. Stop pretending otherwise! Maybe Trump should televise a speech for Americans saying 'I hear you' and 'I will fix this' instead of threataning to shoot his fellow Americans. PresuntoPodcast titulastres fuera de Colombia

They should take the 3 other officers with them plus the camera guy for doing nothing about it wtf smh snoozin He didn’t “later died”, he died while pinned down

Protests over George Floyd's death spread across the nationActivists spray-painted a large CNN logo outside the company's headquarters in Atlanta, breaking a window and tagging doors while protesting the death of George Floyd . “RIOTS” fixed it ....... Atlanta is making the country proud! Buy gold.

CNN headquarters in Atlanta defaced by protestorsNEW: Protestors damage windows outside CNN's headquarters in Atlanta on Friday as protests against the fatal arrest of George Floyd grow unruly. brayton_d, I bet that the Tuner family and the Seydel family are so upset they did it at CNN. TODAYshow Every photo of a black person or white person walking out of a business carry merchandise needs to be arrested then do community service to rebuild the city. ICantBreathe breaking The police who killed George Floyd have left Minnesota safely under the protection of the National Guard and arrived in Canada. He will survive the protest safely under the protection of the Canadian government.

CNN Headquarters In Atlanta Defaced By Crowd Protesting George Floyd’s DeathProtesters in Atlanta on Friday marched on the headquarters of CNN, gathering by the hundreds in front of the building, defacing the giant-sized network logo out front and destroying police cars wh… ✊🏾 JusticeForGeorgeFloyd ❤️❤️❤️❤️

Protesters return to downtown Los Angeles to decry police killing in Minneapolis George Floyd : Protesters rally outside LAPD headquarters Fucking Monkeys What good does this do? BUT NOT TO OFFER SUPPORT TO THE BRAVE POLICE OFFICERS THAT HELP IN EVERY WAY THEY CAN DAILY RIGHT?

Minnesota police arrest CNN reporter and crew covering George Floyd protests live on airCNN has said the arrests are a 'clear violation' of First amendment rights. Take the FIGHT for FREEDOM to the FBI and CIA which provide Police with FAKE VIDEOS of resisting arrest. Look up How CIA Operative Fooled President Bush Youtube I support FREEDOM not the TYRANNY of FBI and CIA which work side by side with POLICE killing CITIZENS There goes so called your freedom of the press .. The United States is completely falling apart in front of our eyes.

Atlanta Protestors Graffiti, Smash Windows at CNN HeadquartersProtestors graffitied the CNN logo and smashed windows at the Atlanta headquarters of the news network during the fourth night of protests over George Floyd 's death CNN = China National Network CNN whips up the frenzy and the the frenzy comes home to roost. So will CNN finally take a stand against protests and vandalizing?