With Saturday's light of day, the true damage from overnight protests and riots in Minneapolis was beginning to be made clear.
But officials from Minnesota on Saturday said the protests have taken on a more destructive tone due to an infiltration by extremists and outside agitators.
Minnesota Public Safety Commissioner John Harrington: "We have began analyzing the data of who we have arrested and begun doing what you might think is similar to doing what we are doing with COVID.
It's contact tracing.
Who are they associated with?
What platforms are they advocated for?
And we have seen things like White Supremacist organizers who have posted things on platforms about coming to Minnesota.
We have seen flyers about protests where folks have talked about 'we're going to get our loot on." Protests turned violent in many cities across America Friday, like in Atlanta where police cars were damaged and the headquarters of CNN was attacked.
There have been several nights of demonstrations over the killing of George Floyd, a black man who died Monday after being pinned down by the neck by a white Minneapolis police officer.
Local police forces were overwhelmed Friday by crowds that were 80 percent non-Minnesotans, according to that state's governor Tim Walz, who says there are forces looking to use the protests as a cover for violence.
The call will go out to join and the call will be there to try and break the back of civil society and the people putting it forward." There are more peaceful protests planned before another night of curfew goes into effect.
For those out after that, Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey had this message.
"By being out tonight you are most definitely helping those to wrong our city." St.
Paul Mayor Melvin Carter wants to put the focus back on the original source of earlier demonstrations: the death of George Floyd.
"Those folks who are agitating and inciting are taking advantage of the pain, of the hurt, of the anger, of the frustration of the very real and legitimate sadness that so many of our community members feel.
Police officer Derek Chauvin, was fired from the force and arrested on charges of third-degree murder and manslaughter after he was seen in footage pinning Floyd to the street with his knee.
But the arrest has not stopped protesters from taking to the streets.
Amid the protests in Minneapolis triggered by the death of George Floyd, MSNBC anchor Ali Velshi and his crew were fired upon by police in broad daylight. On Friday, President Donald Trump chose to mock Velshi for being shot with a rubber bullet, although he mistakenly said he'd been hit with a tear gas canister. At a political rally in Minnesota, Trump said the shooting, and the fact that the police did not assist Velshi afterwards, was 'a beautiful sight.' He was down. 'My knee, my knee.
(CNN) Poll of the week: A new ABC News/Washington Post poll from Minnesota finds Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden with a 57% to 41% lead over President Donald Trump among likely voters. Two other Minnesota polls released over the last few weeks by CBS News/YouGov and New York Times/Siena College have Biden up by nine points. What's the point: The Trump campaign has made a significant investment into turning Minnesota red, after Trump lost it by 1.5 points in 2016.
[NFA] Voters in Minnesota, Virginia, South Dakota and Wyoming began casting in-person ballots on Friday. In Virginia, elections officials in Fairfax and Arlington counties reported heavy turnout, with lines out the door. This report produced by Jillian Kitchener.
Benjamin Crump, the lawyer representing George Floyd's family, pushed back against the assertion made by police officers' defense attorneys in court filings that Floyd, who had fentanyl in his system, died of an overdose. "People tried to kill George Floyd a second time," Crump said after the hearing.
Republic of Ireland goalkeeper Darren Randolph has backed athletes throwingtheir weight behind the Black Lives Matter campaign. NBA play-off fixtures inthe United States were postponed last week as players protested following thepolice shooting of Jacob Blake in Wisconsin – with other north American sportssoon following their lead. It came months after the killing of George Floyd inAmerica which led to widespread protests that included Premier Leaguefootballers. Randolph, whose American father Ed initially left the country toplay basketball in Northern Ireland, said: “It’s a situation that is obviouslynot going to go away anytime soon. “When the whole George Floyd incidenthappened, there have been several incidents afterwards, so therefore themessage still hasn’t sunk in. People haven’t been educated on it properly."
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The former Minneapolis police officer who stood with his foot on the neck of George Floyd has asked a judge to dismiss murder charges against him. Floyd died on May 25 after Derek Chauvin knelt on Floyd's neck for almost eight minutes, in the presence of three other officers. All have been fired. Chauvin's attorney said Friday there is no probable cause to support charges of second and third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.
Interview with Anthony Spencer a protest organiser as demonstrators gather atNotting Hill gate for the 'Million People March' against systemic racism,before marching to Hyde Park. The purpose of the march is to call for an endof racial discrimination against ethnic minorities in the UK and elsewhere,inspired by the historic action taking in the USA in 1995. The march is madeall the more poignant following a series of Black Lives Matter protestsworldwide in recent months, following the deaths of George Floyd and BellyMujinga, and the more recent shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, USA.
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Thousands of people took part in a march in Washington on Friday to denounce racism, on the anniversary of the march in 1963 where civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr made his historic "I Have a Dream" speech. This report produced by Jillian Kitchener.
CNN reports that on Friday police arrested 11 people in Portland, Oregon. The arrests came after violent protestors rioted outside a federal building. The PPB said a group began marching from a park to the federal facility around 8:45 p.m. local time. The city has been the scene of unrest over police brutality and systemic racism since George Floyd was killed in Minneapolis while in police custody in late May 2020.
[NFA] Republican Senators Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Susan Collins of Maine broke ranks with President Donald Trump on his plan to swiftly hold a Senate vote on a potential successor to late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Lisa Bernhard produced this report.
In just two weeks, an operation by the US Marshals Service turned up 39 missing children in the Atlanta metro area. 'Operation Not Forgotten' tracked down 26 missing children, as well as the safe location of 13 others, in 20 counties in the Atlanta and Macon area. According to Newser, nine individuals were arrested in the process. The children's ages were said to be between 3 and 17, and were considered to be some of the most at-risk and challenging recovery cases in the area.
A group of conservatives does not have the legal standing to sue the city of San Antonio. The group wanted to sue over the city's rejection of a Chick-fil-A restaurant at the city’s airport. The City Council approved a contract last year with an Atlanta-based company to bring new vendors to the Airport. The council however told it to strike Chick-fil-A and find another vendor, which upset the members of the conservative group.
Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms invoked the city's late congressman and civil rights icon John Lewis when she said at the DNC Thursday "that if we fail to exercise the right to vote... we can lose it."
[NFA] U.S. President Donald Trump defied requests to stay away and visited Kenosha, Wisconsin, on Tuesday, not to urge racial healing after a white officer shot a Black man in the back but to express support for law enforcement in a city rocked by civil unrest. This report produced by Chris Dignam.
[NFA] About 1,000 people joined a mile-long march in Kenosha, Wisconsin on Saturday afternoon, chanting "Black Lives Matter" and "No Justice, No Peace" as National Guard units stood by to prevent a resurgence of violence that rocked the lakeside city earlier in the week. Freddie Joyner has more.