Across the country, demonstrators took to the streets, some demanding justice for Floyd and others fueling chaos, burning businesses and facing off against law enforcement officers. Saturday night’s protest capped a weekend of more than 100 protests, rallies and vigils.
Vehicles were torched in both New York and Los Angeles, and at the White House, protesters pushed security barricades and could be seen standing on top of Secret Service vehicles. Twelve states and the District of Columbia activated the National Guard to help quell the unrest.
Violence also erupted in Texas, Tennessee, Florida and Colorado.
Mayors issued curfews and pleaded with residents to stay home, but thousands of protesters took to the streets and faced off against police in riot gear. Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Denver and Cleveland were among the cities with curfews.