George Floyd death: Protests erupt in Atlanta, New York, and cities across the U.S. | FULL

  • Published on:  5/29/2020
  • Warning: This event was live coverage. There may be content disturbing to some viewers. Discretion is advised.

    PLEASE NOTE: Live event feed cut between multiple locations spanning Minneapolis, New York, Los Angeles, and Atlanta.

    Demonstrators marched, stopped traffic and in some cases lashed out violently at police as protests erupted Friday in dozens of U.S. cities following the killing of George Floyd after a white officer pressed a knee into his neck while taking him into custody in Minnesota.

    In Atlanta, New York, Los Angeles and Minnesota itself, thousands of protesters carried signs that said: "He said I can't breathe. Justice for George." They chanted ""No justice, no peace" and "Say his name. George Floyd."

    After hours of peaceful protest in downtown Atlanta, some demonstrators suddenly turned violent, smashing police cars, setting one on fire, spray-painting the iconic logo sign at CNN headquarters, and breaking into a restaurant. The crowd pelted officers with bottles, chanting "Quit your jobs."

    Large protests in New York, Houston and other cities were mostly peaceful.

    Thousands marched downtown in Minneapolis despite an evening curfew.

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