George Floyd Protests: Police Arrest Almost 1,700 People Across 22 Cities in 3 Days

May 31, 2020

Protests across the nation have escalated due to the death of George Floyd, a black man who was pinned down by a white officer.

While many protesters marched against police brutality, videos painted a picture of what the scene looked like through many states across the country.

Good Morning America reported that the National Guard had been called into Washington D.C. and 17 other states. These states include Colorado, Georgia, Kentucky, Minnesota, Ohio, Tennessee, Texas, Washington, Wisconsin, Utah, North Dakota, California, Missouri, Virginia, Kansas, Illinois, and Nevada.

Due to the chaos that erupted during these protests, police have made over 1,500 arrests across 22 cities since May 28.

This past weekend, curfews were imposed in Los Angeles, Chicago, and a couple of more cities across the United States. The curfews are in response to the violent demonstrations over the past few days across the country.

Floyd's death sparked anger around the country and ignited days of protests. Derek Chauvin, the suspect who appears to kneel his full weight on George Floyd's neck while he begged for help, gasping that he couldn't breathe, was charged with 3rd Degree Murder and Manslaughter.

The three other officers on the scene and involved in the murder were also fired. No charges have been filed against them yet.

The Department of Justice is currently investigating this case.

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