George Floyd Protests Spread Nationwide

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Currents News Staff

An afternoon of protests gave way to another night on Saturday.

Officials in cities across the country urged people to stop the violence that played out friday night.

That plea, especially important in the Twin Cities, where Minnesota’s governor says protests have lost their initial focus.

Coast-to-coast protests in New York, Chicago and Los Angeles, took a quick turn from peaceful to not peaceful.

Demonstrators Saturday blocked traffic in Austin, Texas.

Cleveland police say they saw a mix of lawful and disorderly crowds.

And protesters came as close to the White House as Secret Service would allow. While in Florida, President Trump and Vice President Pence watched the first launch of astronauts from U.S. soil in nine years.

“As the president has made clear, we will honor the memory of George Floyd. Justice will be served,” said Pence.

At the protests’ core, the death of 46-year old George Floyd, an unarmed black man who died in the custody of Minneapolis police Monday.

One officer has been arrested and charged. Charges against the other three officers involved are likely to come.