Violence and Looting Escalate as Protests Over George Floyd Death Continue

Headline Roundup June 1st, 2020

For a sixth straight night, violence and looting raged nationwide as protests continued over the death of George Floyd.

The White House is calling for law and order as the riots spread, triggered by anger over racial inequities and excessive use of force by police.

Violence and Looting Escalate as Protests Over George Floyd Death Continue

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Protesters staged large-scale demonstrations across the country on Sunday, expressing outrage at the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis and, more broadly, anger at police brutality. Some cities, including Minneapolis, Atlanta and Seattle, saw clashes with police, buildings and cars set afire, and looting.

By evening, many demonstrations had given way to another night of violence and destruction, with protesters ignoring curfews imposed in dozens of cities. Police used tear gas and stun grenades and fired rubber bullets in attempts to disperse the crowds.

Floyd, a 46-year-old black man, died...

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From the Left
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Pockets of the United States descended into chaos Sunday as another day of mass demonstrations over the death of yet another black man in police custody led to another night of fire and fury.

Protests that began peacefully exploded into mayhem as windows were smashed, stores were looted, buildings were vandalized and police vehicles were torched. The unrest spread from Chicago, Atlanta and Boston to Sacramento, Seattle and Sioux Falls, S.D. As protesters and police clashed outside the White House for a third consecutive night, President Trump tweeted a call...

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American cities are spending Monday morning digging out from scenes of destruction after demonstrations against the police-involved death of George Floyd gave way to a fifth straight night of looting and rioting, resulting in another wave of arrests.

As of Monday morning, at least 4,400 people have been taken into custody nationwide in relation to the chaos, according to an Associated Press tally. Meanwhile, countless more business owners whose livelihoods already have been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic are finding their stores damaged and ransacked.

“It's one of the most...

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