George Floyd protests spread nationwide

Clay Curtis
May 31, 2020

Los Angeles, Atlanta and Philadelphia were among several cities to order people to stay indoors after thousands took to streets nationwide to protest the death of an African American man during an arrest in Minneapolis on Monday. Garcetti said he hopes one night of the curfew will be enough.

San Luis Obispo County law enforcement agencies are sending 48 deputies and officers to Los Angeles after primarily peaceful protests on Saturday afternoon over the death of George Floyd, turned violent.

Protests in LA near the Fairfax District on Saturday resulted in a standoff between police officers and protesters.

He also told those who would resort to violence, "do not do a disservice to the memory of George [Floyd.] ..."

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Mayor Eric Garcetti is imposing a curfew on the city of Los Angeles amidst protests regarding the death of Geroge Floyd in cities across the country.

From Seattle to NY, tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets demanding tougher murder charges and more arrests over the death of Floyd, who stopped breathing after Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin knelt on his neck for almost nine minutes.

It marks the biggest National Guard deployment in the state's history, according to local press.

"We can not and must not allow a small group of criminals and vandals to wreck our cities and lay waste to our communities", Trump said. "And we'll stop it cold", he added, accusing the loose-knit militant anti-fascist network Antifa of orchestrating the violence. "Do not make a disservice to the folks who have died at the hands of the brutality that we all stand against". Footage of his arrest shows a police officer arresting Floyd with his knee on his neck. Stretched emergency services scrambled to put out two blazes on Melrose Avenue, as similar scenes played out in Washington with officials extinguishing a major fire at a hotel off Layfayette Square. The protests marked the fourth straight day of activity, and there is little to indicate that passions and violence will cool over the next few days.

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