Fourth day of protests see highways blocked, national guard response

WCCO Radio Newsroom
May 30, 2020 - 2:43 am

    Protests over the death of George Floyd spilled into a fourth day, causing curfews to be enacted across the city. 

    CNN reporter is arrested:

    Volunteers gathered across Minneapolis and St. Paul to clean up in the morning:

    The officer kneeling on George Floyd’s neck, Derek Chauvin, was arrested and charged with third-degree murder.

    George Floyd’s best friend and former NBA player Stephen Jackson, along with actor Jamie Foxx and Timberwolves’ star Karl-Anthony Towns, held a rally today. “When was murder okay?” Jackson asked:

    Peaceful protests were held at the government center:

    Protestors gathered and blocked I-35W southbound near Lake Street, causing a shutdown:

    The police began launching tear gas, rubber bullets and smoke grenades at protestors alone Lake Street near Hiawatha Avenue:

    But no law enforcement members were at the intersection of Lake Street and Park Avenue, where several fires were lit:

    As the night carried on, the protestors on I-35W looted a UPS truck passing through and set a fire:

    K-Mart gets looted:

    Protestors and law enforcement clashed at the 5th Police Precinct, where over 350 police officers and members of the national guard were deployed to defend the precinct:

    And finally a message of hope and love for Minneapolis:


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