People across the United States came to protest the death of George Floyd and police brutality against African Americans. Protests over the death of George Floyd in police custody in Minneapolis spread to the United States on Friday.
The protests were largely peaceful as protesters marched through the streets of Los Angeles in New York, but in Atlanta,. Protesters set fire to a police car and smashed the windows of CNN headquarters.
The case of Floyd, who died when an officer knelt on his neck, has rekindled anger at other recent cases involving African-Americans.
A police car burned down in Atlanta, where protesters used barricades to smash the windows of cruise cars,. While others jumped on vehicles and smashed windshields as they demonstrated against George’s death Floyd.
Hundreds of protesters clashed with police outside the CNN downtown headquarters on Friday. Activists spray-painted a large CNN logo on the outside of the building, smashing a window and labeling the doors. A protester climbed to the top of the CNN sign and held up a “Black Lives Matter” flag to cheer up the crowd.
The demonstrators bombed the officers who came with bottles, hitting some. Other bottles launched at the authorities exploded behind the police line, but no officer appears to have been hit. Protesters chanted, “Quit your work.”
The police removed their line from the group of demonstrators who threw objects at them. The police ordered the protesters to leave the street and threatened to arrest them if they did not leave quickly.
Denver Mayor Michael Hancock on Friday called for calm and unity after the first of many protests planned against the death of George Floyd became violent, saying “Don’t let history speak.” Riots and protests. Let’s keep the focus on life lost. “
“I can tell you not to go out and demonstrate, but the reality is that it will happen,” Hancock said at a press conference,. Noting that he shared his outrage at what he had said. Called the “senseless and tragic murder” of Floyd in Minneapolis.
Hancock and police chief Paul Pazen accused what they called a minority of agitators among peaceful protesters of inciting violence in the city center on Thursday. The violence involved throwing stones at the police, lighting small fires, breaking windows and damaging cars at the Capitol and in stores. Other demonstrations were planned for Friday and Saturday.
Protesters took to the streets of New York on Friday for a second day to protest the death of George Floyd and called the names of other black people who died at the hands of the police.
In Brooklyn, crowds of protesters chanted officers lined up outside the Barclays Center. There were several moments of struggle, while some in the crowd pushed against metal barricades and the police pushed back.
Dozens of bottles of water flew from the crowd to the police, and in return, the police sprayed the group twice with an eye irritant.
The names of black people killed by police, including Floyd and Eric Garner, who died on Staten Island in 2014, appeared on signs carried by those of the crowd and in their songs.
On Friday, a group of a dozen protesters gathered near a Florida townhouse owned by a white Minneapolis policeman who knelt on the neck of George Floyd.
Protesters arrived after social media posts listed Derek Chauvin’s address in the community of Windermere outside of Orlando.
Nine people were arrested after stones were thrown at businesses, vehicles and officers during a protest in southern California.
Violence erupted Thursday night in Fontana as a hundred people went up and down an artery and blocked traffic. Police said an illegal meeting had been declared and the crowd had been ordered to disperse, but some persisted.
Protesters went to Columbus for a demonstration that started peacefully but turned violent, with broken windows at the Ohio Statehouse and storefronts along the streets of downtown.
The crowd of about 400 people clashed with Columbus police Thursday evening, blocking for hours the intersection of key streets in the Ohio capital, the Columbus Dispatch reported.
The protest started as a peaceful protest. But the media reported that protesters had started tossing objects like water bottles at the officers, who responded by using tear gas on the crowd.
On Friday afternoon, more than 400 people demonstrated on the Las Vegas Strip to demand police reform.
The crowd gathered in three characters in front of the Bellagio casino, holding signs and chanting “No justice, no peace!” and “Black lives matter”.
Seeking to defuse tensions in Louisville over the police murder of a black woman who broke her door. The victim’s mother on Friday called on protesters to continue to demand justice but to do it “in the right way without to hurt yourself”.
Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear read the statement from Breonna Taylor’s mother hours after gunshots broke out, injuring at least seven people, during protests late Thursday night outside City Hall. At least one person was in critical condition, Louisville metro police said on Friday.