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Protests break out in Minneapolis, Los Angeles and Memphis after George Floyd’s death. See the photos

Hundreds call for justice over death of George Floyd

A man poses for a photo in the parking lot of an AutoZone store in flames, while protesters hold a rally for George Floyd in Minneapolis on Wednesday, May 27, 2020.
A man poses for a photo in the parking lot of an AutoZone store in flames, while protesters hold a rally for George Floyd in Minneapolis on Wednesday, May 27, 2020.
AP

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.”

Minneapolis requested help from the National Guard to deal with the looting, rioting and protests, according to The Daily Beast.

Social media and the Associated Press shared photos from riots, which we’ve rounded up below.

Demonstrators protest during a protest of the death of George Floyd, a black man who was in police custody in Minneapolis, in downtown Los Angeles, Wednesday, May 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)
Demonstrators protest the death of George Floyd, a black man who was in police custody in Minneapolis, in downtown Los Angeles on Wednesday, May 27, 2020.
Ringo H.W. Chiu, Associated Press
Demonstrators protest during a protest of the death of George Floyd, a black man who was in police custody in Minneapolis, in downtown Los Angeles, Wednesday, May 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)
Demonstrators protest the death of George Floyd, a black man who was in police custody in Minneapolis, in downtown Los Angeles on Wednesday, May 27, 2020.
Ringo H.W. Chiu, Associated Press
People watch from their car as demonstrators block traffic during a protest of the death of George Floyd, a black man who was in police custody in Minneapolis, in downtown Los Angeles, Wednesday, May 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)
People watch from their car as demonstrators block traffic during a protest of the death of George Floyd, a black man who was in police custody in Minneapolis, in downtown Los Angeles, Wednesday, May 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)
AP
LAPD riot police stand by outside City Hall during a protest of the death of George Floyd, a black man who was in police custody in Minneapolis, in downtown Los Angeles, Wednesday, May 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)
Los Angeles Police Department riot police stand by outside City Hall during a protest of the death of George Floyd, a black man who was in police custody in Minneapolis, in downtown Los Angeles, on Wednesday, May 27, 2020.
Ringo H.W. Chiu, Associated Press
Demonstrators protest during a protest of the death of George Floyd, a black man who was in police custody in Minneapolis, in downtown Los Angeles, Wednesday, May 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)
Demonstrators protest the death of George Floyd, a black man who was in police custody in Minneapolis, in downtown Los Angeles on Wednesday, May 27, 2020.
Ringo H.W. Chiu, Associated Press
Los Angeles Police Department riot police stand by outside City Hall during a protest of the death of George Floyd, a black man who was in police custody in Minneapolis, in downtown Los Angeles, on Wednesday, May 27, 2020.
LAPD riot police stand by outside City Hall during a protest of the death of George Floyd, a black man who was in police custody in Minneapolis, in downtown Los Angeles, Wednesday, May 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)
Ringo H.W. Chiu, Associated Press
A man poses for a photo in the parking lot of an AutoZone store in flames, while protesters hold a rally for George Floyd in Minneapolis on Wednesday, May 27, 2020.
A man poses for a photo in the parking lot of an AutoZone store in flames, while protesters hold a rally for George Floyd in Minneapolis on Wednesday, May 27, 2020.
Carlos Gonzalez, Star Tribune via The Associated Press
Demonstrators march during a protest of the death of George Floyd, a black man who was in police custody in Minneapolis, in downtown Los Angeles, Wednesday, May 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)
Demonstrators march during a protest of the death of George Floyd, a black man who was in police custody in Minneapolis, in downtown Los Angeles on Wednesday, May 27, 2020.
Ringo H.W. Chiu, Associated Press

Correction: The headline previously referred to the protests as riots.