Across the country protest have expanded from Minnesota to Georgia, New York, Kentucky, California, Texas, South Carolina, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Colorado, Michigan, Florida and right here in the DC, Maryland and Virginia area.
Residents have gathered in unity to speak against the violent or even deadly force from police enforcement. From year to year these cases continue, particularly the most recent harmful violence that led to the passing of George Floyd.
Now fired and charged Ex-officer Derek Chauvin, protest continue against the violence and discriminatory practices of police, along with recent comments from President Trump.
Comments from President Trump continue to create division amongst the nation, stating “When the looting starts, the shooting starts” along with calling protestors “thugs.”
Curfews have been enacted for many cities across the nation including Milwaukee, Miami, Rochester, Portland, Cleveland, Columbus Seattle, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Denver, Atlanta, Las Angeles, Chicago, and Minneapolis. Currently, 25 cities across 16 states have enacted curfews.
State of Emergency and the National Guard have also been activated in Washington D.C., Utah, Georgia, Ohio, and Colorado.
As many continue to organize Samuel Sinyangwe, co-founder of Campaign Zero, tweeted legislation proposed and/or passed across the nation that can address relations with the police and community.
*Activists and Legislators:* Here’s a thread of MEANINGFUL legislation that has been proposed and, in some cases, passed in cities and states to address police violence. Consider passing legislation like this in your community, too. (1/x)
— Samuel Sinyangwe (@samswey) May 30, 2020
Across the nations protest continue with tension amongst protestors, residents, and police. Each state continues to see peaceful protest to more violent encounters enacted by police and civilians. In various circumstances there have been arrest amongst protestors.
As organizers continue to press forward, many issues continue throughout the night and moving into tomorrow with more protest to come.
Below is recent video footage from various states tweeted since Thursday.
Insanity outside the White House. Three warnings of an unlawful assembly from the Secret Service before storming into the crowd.
A lot of people have been hit with paper spray. In all the chaos, at least one person was tossed to the ground and presumably arrested. pic.twitter.com/Ab2eSkq9CS
— Alejandro Alvarez (@aletweetsnews) May 30, 2020
You're looking at footage from Chopper 13 minutes ago in North Baltimore. Kneeling in streets with fists in the air remind me of what John Carlos and Tommie Smith did in their 1968 Olympics protests. No reports of any riots. @wjz pic.twitter.com/ErZBLVUo7A
— Max McGee (@MaxMcGeeTV) May 30, 2020
Watch as demonstrators made their way into downtown Roanoke earlier today to protest the death of George Floyd pic.twitter.com/D2PLJWmNhm
— WSLS 10 (@wsls) May 30, 2020
— Hope Ford (@hope_iam) May 31, 2020
— Gwynne Hogan (@GwynneFitz) May 30, 2020
— philip lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) May 29, 2020
— The New York Times (@nytimes) May 30, 2020
— Molly Knight (@molly_knight) May 30, 2020
— Lynnanne Nguyen (@LynnanneFOX4) May 31, 2020
Take in this moment.
— Miranda Parnell WIS (@miranda_parnell) May 30, 2020
— Akilah Davis (@DavisABC11) May 30, 2020
— Janelle Burrell (@BurrellTV) May 30, 2020
Incredible scene at Colorado’s Capitol right now. Thousands of protesters are lying face down with their hands behind their backs chanting “I can’t breathe.” They’re doing this for 9 mins. #copolitics #denverprotest #GeorgeFloyd pic.twitter.com/PaABvp8ZoM
— Colorado Times Recorder (@COTimesRecorder) May 30, 2020
Here at the protest against police brutality at Detroit Police Deparment Headquarters. Protesters were yelling, “No justice, no peace. No racist police.” I’d estimate a good 100 or more people are here and more are walking up with signs. DPD is actually passing out PPE. pic.twitter.com/jDkRJJjgBq
— Branden Hunter (@JustCallmeBHunt) May 29, 2020
— Caribbean National Weekly (@CNWNetwork) May 30, 2020
Protest turning very tense at Market and Alabama. IMPD says it it now unlawful assembly in Indianapolis. pic.twitter.com/GXRTZVmmYj
— Eric Weddle (@ericweddle) May 31, 2020
HAPPENING NOW: About a 100 protestors have gathered outside Hoover Municipal Building. Cars have been towed blocking Hwy 31, no word of any arrests. @abc3340 @spann #GeorgeFloyd pic.twitter.com/Anp0Y2Ty1B
— Stephen Quinn (@StephenQ3340) May 31, 2020
— Gilbert Cordova (@JusGilbert) May 30, 2020
— Brian Emfinger (@brianemfinger) May 30, 2020