Hundreds of people across multiple cities protested Wednesday night in a call for justice over the death of George Floyd, a black man who suffocated when he was handcuffed and pinned to the ground by a Minneapolis police officer.
At least one person was fatally shot in the Minneapolis area of the protests, according to The Associated Press. Police were said to be investigating the death as a homicide and the suspect was in custody.
- Per Associated Press: “Protests have also spread to other U.S. cities. In New York City, protesters defied New York’s coronavirus prohibition on public gatherings Thursday, clashing with police, while demonstrators blocked traffic in downtown Denver and downtown Columbus. A day earlier, demonstrators had taken to the streets in Los Angeles and Memphis.”
Social media and the Associated Press shared photos from riots, which we’ve rounded up below.
Minneapolis firefighters climbing onto the roof of Dollar General, 6:45am pic.twitter.com/CiPeHvMfXb— Tony Webster (@webster) May 28, 2020
Firefighters working as smoke pours out of the Dollar General store, 2136 East Lake Street, Minneapolis. 6:40am. pic.twitter.com/HgTynicm1H— Tony Webster (@webster) May 28, 2020
People are using buckets to pour water on adjacent buildings and keep the fire from spreading. No fire fighters pic.twitter.com/EgjmUe2GDG— Max Nesterak (@maxnesterak) May 28, 2020
The half-built building across from Target is ablaze. "Be careful in that building," someone yells after a group of people that just went inside, "that's more than just wood burning in there." pic.twitter.com/XxJspzBoFD— Libor Jany (@StribJany) May 28, 2020
Dollar Tree, Cub and Aldi also being looted. pic.twitter.com/vdGfDPQRJA— Max Nesterak (@maxnesterak) May 28, 2020
Absolute chaos outside the Third precinct. Police are firing tear gas and stun grenades as protesters erect a barricade. Across the street, Target, Cub and other businesses are being picked apart by looters. @StarTribune pic.twitter.com/T7TV30v1lQ— Aaron Lavinsky (@ADLavinsky) May 28, 2020
On Tuesday, #GeorgeFloyd was killed by police in an incident in #Minneapolis, captured on video, where an officer knelt on his neck for nine minutes as he lay on the ground.— XTRA (@XTRARADIO) May 28, 2020
George’s family say they want the “four officers involved in his death to be charged with #MURDER”. pic.twitter.com/vFo7wDxqvZ
Correction: The headline previously referred to the protests as riots.