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Police Brutality and a Nation on Fire

Protests over George Floyd’s death raged in cities across America on Saturday. Cameras were rolling

Protester stands on a burning police vehicle during a protest over the death of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man in police custody in Minneapolis, in Los Angeles CA on May 30th 2020
Minnesota State Police officers approach a crowd of protesters, in Minneapolis on May 30th 2020.
DETROIT, MI - MAY 30: Demonstrators protest against police brutality for a second day following a night of confrontations between protesters and riot police on May 30, 2020 in Detroit, Michigan. Across the country, protests have erupted following the recent death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota while in police custody in the most recent in a series of deaths of black Americans by the police. (Photo by Matthew Hatcher/Getty Images)
Protesters react to a low flying helicopter during a march in the Brooklyn borough of New York, on May 30th 2020
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A woman carries a 'Black Lives Matter' sign past U.S. National Guard troops in the Fairfax District, an area damaged during yesterday's unrest, after the troops were activated by California Governor Gavin Newsom following violent demonstrations in response to George Floyd's death on May 31, 2020 in Los Angeles, California.

Protests over the death of George Floyd continued to rage throughout America on Saturday. Demonstrators clashed with hostile police forces from New York to Los Angeles, Seattle to Miami, and in dozens of cities in between. Over the course of the afternoon, evening, and into early Sunday morning, countless videos emerged depicting the carnage. Flaming police cars, tear gas canisters billowing smoke, and militarized law enforcement were featured throughout — as were several horrifying examples of police brutalizing the citizens they are supposed be protecting and serving.

Here is some of what we’ve seen:

Atlanta, Georgia

Columbia, South Carolina

Chicago, Illinois

Erie, Pennsylvania

Fargo, North Dakota

Flint, Michigan

Los Angeles, California

Louisville, Kentucky

Madison, Wisconsin

Miami, Florida

Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota


New York, New York

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Portland, Oregon

Salt Lake City, Utah

Seattle, Washington

Washington, D.C.

This is America.


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