After a grim night of violent riots across the country, dozens of U.S Cities were picking up the pieces today.
The report of the last 24 hours of riots and clashes is at least three dead, dozens injured, hundreds arrested and buildings and businesses in charred ruins. The rage and the anger from the death of George Floyd seemed to culminate Saturday night and spanned from coast to coast
In a desperate bid to stem the mayhem, chaos and wreckage, governors in nearly a dozen states deployed the National Guard, and Mayors of major cities imposed curfews.
- New York City – The NYPD arrested at least 345 people, at least 47 police vehicles damaged or destroyed during the incidents on Saturday. A total of 33 police officers were also injured.
- Beverly Hills, Calif., shops along the storied Rodeo Drive were looted as a crowd estimated at more than 2,000 people chanted “Eat the rich!’
The protests were sparked by the May 25 murder of George Floyd, by Minneapolis cop, Derek Chauvin.
Derek Chauvin, the police officer who killed George Floyd in Minneapolis has been fired, and past Friday has been charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter.
Four people were shot, one fatally, during protests Saturday in downtown Chicago
After hundreds of protesters gathered at Federal Plaza for a demonstration organized by Black Lives Matter, and after Police cars were set ablaze and covered with anti-cop graffiti and demonstrators were reportedly arrested near Drumpf Tower the Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot imposed a curfew from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. .
New York City (Click HERE for full report on NYC riots)
The NYPD arrested 345 people at least, 47 police vehicles damaged or destroyed. A total of 33 police officers were also injured.
Two people were shot and killed as protests morphed into mob violence, according to Police Chief Randal Taylor in Indianapolis
California (Click HERE for full report on California’s riots)
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti announced a curfew for Saturday night after 500 people were arrested and five police officers were hurt as protests turned violent.
California Gov. Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency for Los Angeles County as hundreds of looters converged on downtown stores and clashed with cops.
Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney, implemented a mandatory citywide curfew starting at 8 p.m. and lasting until 6 a.m.Sunday after 13 Philadelphia police officers were injured and more than a dozen people arrested as cars were burned and businesses vandalized before midnight.
200 National Guard members were activated by Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, after rioting in Seattle intensified. Protesters shut down Interstate 5 through central Seattle. Police used flash bangs and pepper spray to scatter them.
Violent protests, vandalism and riots were reported in dozens of other cities.
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By Alex Ammohostianos