***Live Updates*** George Floyd Protests Continue

***Live Updates*** George Floyd Protests Continue

George Floyd protests continue on Monday.

Stay tuned to Breitbart News for live updates. All times eastern.

St. Louis:

Here’s the video. #stlouis https://t.co/EKnrjvnlhb pic.twitter.com/6SwSZWRlDn

— K10 (@hul10) June 2, 2020


The situation on DC’s Swann St is fucking insane. Police trapped marchers after curfew and wouldn’t let them go home so one owne let like 70 them inside. Now a stand off. Police making them hostages, trying to force and scheme entry into private homes to arrest them. Ongoing… https://t.co/lLA2MSpf2g

— Kevin Baron (@DefenseBaron) June 2, 2020

MPD promised that no one would get arrested if they ordered food for the hungry protesters trapped inside but now cops are refusing to let the driver deliver the food.

Here is the resident of the house who voluntarily took in the protesters negotiating with police for food. pic.twitter.com/2X8iQgztu4

— Alex Taliadoros (@AlexCTaliadoros) June 2, 2020

UPDATE: They got their pizza! (Video from @MekaFromThe703, who’s in the home sharing updates)

It’s sickening that people practicing their first amendment rights were kettled like animals and then either arrested or maced into this home like hostages.pic.twitter.com/97JnHR1Kgj

— Alex Taliadoros (@AlexCTaliadoros) June 2, 2020

12:59 AM:

Trump walks to St. John’s Church across the street from the White House after tear gas was fired at protesters in the area pic.twitter.com/7NyaF8uUYG

— AFP news agency (@AFP) June 1, 2020

12:50 AM:

Kobe mural saved pic.twitter.com/2C4B0zqCDk

— AngelaNicole ♡ (@luvangelaxo) June 2, 2020

All its neighboring businesses seemingly got looted and destroyed in #SantaMonica last night. But the #Kobe #mural here may have saved this one. pic.twitter.com/SQk5o0OcWD

— Mr. Neal (@MrNealish) June 2, 2020

Despite the large amount of graffiti done during the protests in Los Angeles, all Kobe & Gianna murals have been completely untouched.

Respect. pic.twitter.com/VwqsK1DykR

— Legion Hoops (@LegionHoops) June 1, 2020

Thankfully every Kobe mural in the city is untouched. RESPECT for the Mamba pic.twitter.com/2GrXZhnAgm

— Kobe Bryant Mural Locations (@kobemurals) June 2, 2020

What a sight, despite all the graffiti being done in Los Angeles during the protests, not a single Kobe and Gianna mural has been touched.

Incredible! 💜💛 pic.twitter.com/oqxJ0naQ3Q

— Top Ball Coverage (@TopBallCoverage) June 1, 2020

12:35 AM: NYC:

Looters are literally pulling up in nice cars and cleaning out stores in #Soho. What #Curfew? #RIOT #LootingIsNotProtesting #GeorgeFloyd #NYCPROTEST #NYCRiots #NYPD @NBCNewYork pic.twitter.com/jIDZK1J4IA

— Keith Feldman (@NBCproducer) June 2, 2020

12:30 AM: Seattle:

Incident commander at demonstration on Capitol Hill is declaring the incident a riot. Crowd has thrown rocks, bottles and fireworks at officers and is attempting to breach barricades one block from the East Precinct.

— Seattle Police Dept. (@SeattlePD) June 2, 2020

Crazy video of Jo Ling Kent in what appears to be a war zone but is actually Seattle pic.twitter.com/tanqVCk9nJ

— Acyn Torabi (@Acyn) June 2, 2020

#seattleprotest pic.twitter.com/uT3GUpJxVe

— Jordan Pickett (@JordanPickIt) June 2, 2020

loud tear gas explosions & protestors running from 11th and pine #seattleprotest pic.twitter.com/KSigIvBPcn

— Isha Mehra (@ish_meh) June 2, 2020

12:05 AM:

Troopers hold up their fists with the crowd. What a moment outside of the capitol. @KVUE pic.twitter.com/QxUgNkQu2B

— Luis de Leon (@LuisdeLeon15) June 2, 2020

11:59 PM:

ANOTHER harrowing account from ANOTHER priest working outside St. John’s who says they were run off by tear gas, etc before Trump’s photo op.

Ends with a defiant decree: “I am now a force to be reckoned with.” pic.twitter.com/d9YXAYfS1D

— Jack Jenkins (@jackmjenkins) June 2, 2020

11:45 PM:

The military exists to protect Americans, not harm them. I have one simple question for Chairman Milley. pic.twitter.com/0LduJSE1sD

— Ruben Gallego (@RepRubenGallego) June 2, 2020

11:40 PM: D.C.

Significant smashing begins: Teamsters union HQ and hotel smashed in view of US Capitol

Around 500 here violating @MayorBowser curfew after Trump vowed enforcement #WashingtonDCProtest #protests2020 pic.twitter.com/CXruyOHgmP

— Steven Nelson (@stevennelson10) June 2, 2020

It’s horrifying to watch this unfold on the same streets where we celebrated a World Series just 7 months ago. DC has shown our team so much love and they welcomed me and my wife into their community. We’re so proud to be a part of it. This is heartbreaking. DC stay strong. https://t.co/2ZKZTMdvQe

— Obi-Sean Kenobi Doolittle (@whatwouldDOOdo) June 2, 2020

11:40 PM: NYC:

Neighborhood Gristedes, smashed up. Not exactly the Chanel store. pic.twitter.com/RArySiFxrA

— Laura Nahmias (@nahmias) June 2, 2020

11:35 PM: Alabama:

24 hours ago, Birmingham’s mayor told protesters that if they stopped trying to dismantle the confederate monument, he’d have it removed safely within 24 hours. The city is currently following through on its word, and the monument will soon be down. pic.twitter.com/wpRNJ1jyph

— David Griner (@griner) June 2, 2020


NEW: Robert E. Lee statue in Fort Myers has been removed.

ABC7 is told The Sons of the Confederacy had authoritzation to remove it, likely fearing protests might target it. #SWFL pic.twitter.com/35znnZdq2k

— Jeff Butera (@ABC7Jeff) June 1, 2020

11:30 PM: NYC:

‘F—- your curfew.’ Marchers waiting for what happens next. #nyc #nypd #GeorgeFloydProtests pic.twitter.com/20ZHlJkNtr

— Shayna Jacobs (@shaynajacobs) June 2, 2020

I’m nearly run over by people trying to get to a busted up jewelry store. A costume jewelry store. Joke’s on them. pic.twitter.com/TVFFIG9iZH

— Shayna Jacobs (@shaynajacobs) June 2, 2020

Ripping through other people’s packages at FedEx Office on Seventh Ave. near W. 39th. Protesters march on toward Times Square while looters remain plenty occupied. pic.twitter.com/mQ7N9iO3oS

— Shayna Jacobs (@shaynajacobs) June 2, 2020

NYPD Cop attacked in the Bronx. I guess the critics will now say he overreacted. NYPD Cops defend yourselves, you are alone! pic.twitter.com/424w5bZbC6

— SBA (@SBANYPD) June 2, 2020

11:25 PM: Who is paying for it?

CNN’s @kaitlancollins says on the air just now that a fence is being constructed on the perimeter of Lafayette Square, the park adjacent to the White House where demonstrators previously attempted to gather. She describes it as a “tall black fence” and “about eight feet tall.”

— Maegan Vazquez (@maeganvaz) June 2, 2020

11:20 PM: D.C.

Tense situation on Swann Street in DC. Cops surrounded protesters and started firing pepper spray. A resident let more than 100 protesters take shelter in his home. “I’m not letting any of these kids out of my sight,” he told me over the phone. pic.twitter.com/Bk6NOIbAwf

— Derek Hawkins (@D_Hawk) June 2, 2020

DC Police arresting all protesters that did not want to leave on 15th and Sean Street in Washington DC.

For more: https://t.co/1PCNkgzEgJ#GeorgeFloyd #DCProtests #protest2020 pic.twitter.com/9gMjwCOBeE

— Darren M. Haynes (@DarrenMHaynes) June 2, 2020

11:10 PM:

Vanita Gupta, Sherrilyn Ifill and Rashad Robison just released the following statement: pic.twitter.com/pyuyLlZ2Lm

— Cat Zakrzewski (@Cat_Zakrzewski) June 2, 2020

11:05 PM: Dumpster fire in D.C.:

DCFD all over a Dumpster fire on R Street NW pic.twitter.com/5soHQvMpjR

— ErikWemple (@ErikWemple) June 2, 2020

A queue of female protesters being arrested on Swann St. NW after marching up 14th Street from downtown. pic.twitter.com/XimmMVRLBo

— ErikWemple (@ErikWemple) June 2, 2020

11:01 PM:

This is one of the most absolutely insane moments I’ve ever seen on live television. pic.twitter.com/Uvzig8YGSa

— Timothy Burke (@bubbaprog) June 2, 2020

Just now in LA. Cops show up to a store that requested help against looters and immediately put the black store owners in handcuffs. pic.twitter.com/CwVmerSTGJ

— Daniel Chun (@dannychun) June 2, 2020

In LA, citizens team up to prevent a drug store from being looted: pic.twitter.com/1GqPmlPkLj

— Timothy Burke (@bubbaprog) June 2, 2020

10:59 PM:

Let’s be clear: when Trump says ‘dominate’ he’s talking about supremacy. pic.twitter.com/CfmKL2aZhE

— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) June 2, 2020

.@SpeakerPelosi / @SenSchumer joint statement tonight: “Tear-gassing peaceful protestors without provocation just so that the President could pose for photos outside a church dishonors every value that faith teaches us.” pic.twitter.com/hqHbHALcFV

— Eli Yokley (@eyokley) June 2, 2020

10:57 PM: Richmond, VA:

Chief Smith just reviewed video of gas being deployed by RPD officers near the Lee Monument and apologizes for this unwarranted action. These officers have been pulled from the field. They will be disciplined because their actions were outside dept protocols and directions given.

— Richmond Police (@RichmondPolice) June 2, 2020

Cops gassed peaceful protest at lee statue pic.twitter.com/qzuYju5K92

— Laura Vozzella (@LVozzella) June 1, 2020

10:55 PM: Sacramento:

Sacramento mayor says at least $10M in damage caused following protest of fatal arrest of George Floyd. https://t.co/6bkyxAJUrF

— NBC News (@NBCNews) June 2, 2020

Kings play-by-play announcer Grant Napear has been placed on administrative leave after sending this tweet out last night, per @JandersonSacBee pic.twitter.com/nVffniicFB

— NBA Central (@TheNBACentral) June 1, 2020

10:50 PM: Dallas:

We are now stuck on the highway with tear gas at one end and a SWAT tank at the other #DallasProtests pic.twitter.com/WbNkW165Pk

— Cassandra Jaramillo (@cassandrajar) June 2, 2020

An update from the Dallas march on the bridge. People were allowed to peacefully march freely, but when they came down the other side they were detained. Marchers are reportedly stuck between two cop lines. DART shuttle busses are going up the ramp now. @dallasnews pic.twitter.com/fEoGbAyUaf

— Joseph Hoyt (@JoeJHoyt) June 2, 2020

10:45 PM: Louisville:

“We’ve had total chaos in the last few minutes,” @CalNBC reports of protests in Louisville, Kentucky. “Flash bangs went off. There was the distinct sound of gunfire, which changed the mood here very quickly.” pic.twitter.com/hvtyozD3ZW

— MSNBC (@MSNBC) June 2, 2020

10:42 PM: NYC:

Protesters smashed the windows of a tea shop in Rockefeller Center but didn’t disturb any of the tea cups or teapots displayed in the window. #nycprotests #GeorgeFloyd pic.twitter.com/RmvQL1y4XM

— Liam Stack (@liamstack) June 2, 2020

Here are some janitors cleaning up broken glass outside a shoe store that was smashed but not looted. One janitor said the sneakers displayed in the window cost $800 pic.twitter.com/lr2gcOx0qP

— Liam Stack (@liamstack) June 2, 2020

10:40 PM:

This is not hyperbole:

I’ve never seen anyone as evil as @realDonaldTrump

— michaelharriot (@michaelharriot) June 2, 2020

“Ok, He won.”

-Hitler, to Satan after watching the Donald Trump press conference.

— michaelharriot (@michaelharriot) June 2, 2020

10:35 PM:

The Black community is not responsible for what’s happening in this country right now — we are. Our institutions are.

We are accountable to this moment. People have lost patience — I’ve lost patience — because they haven’t seen progress. pic.twitter.com/a4EBMrYJIj

— Gavin Newsom (@GavinNewsom) June 1, 2020

10:30 PM: NYC:

Absolute anarchy at Herald Square now. Fires being lit, Macy’s looted, I estimate 200 kids here just cheering pic.twitter.com/DoHyudBCc7

— Rachel Olding (@rachelolding) June 2, 2020

Cops running into Macy’s at Herald Square as it was being looted. Hundreds of looters and rioters here with absolutely no concerns about cops being here pic.twitter.com/NItOU7POiL

— Rachel Olding (@rachelolding) June 2, 2020

Macy’s flagship store in Herald Square boarded up preparing for looters! #riots #NYCRiots pic.twitter.com/tAHirQl3la

— SAMANTHA SCARLETTE (@SammiScarlette) June 2, 2020

One guy caught smashing his way in Duane Reade at Herald Square is being arrested pic.twitter.com/fGsdCN1OMf

— Rachel Olding (@rachelolding) June 2, 2020

10:25 PM: Oakland:

One hour to curfew in #Oakland. Lots of people leaving City Hall plaza pic.twitter.com/yWxYCCvYVs

— David DeBolt (@daviddebolt) June 2, 2020

Macy’s flagship store in Herald Square boarded up preparing for looters! #riots #NYCRiots pic.twitter.com/tAHirQl3la

— SAMANTHA SCARLETTE (@SammiScarlette) June 2, 2020

10:20 PM: Buffalo:

Just happened: a protest in a car run over a group of cops in Buffalo NY…Some of them might be dead

#BlackLivesMatter #protests2020 pic.twitter.com/UraxbRhMuV

— Yousef NH (@YousefNH2) June 2, 2020

10:15 PM: D.C.

Woman drives past telling us that’s she’s been trying to go to work she’s now late by 30 minutes. Because of the lockdown she’s had to drive in circles #Dcprotests pic.twitter.com/xIsH1EDvlc

— Beatrice-Elizabeth Peterson (@MissBeaE) June 2, 2020

A cop car was set on fire and exploded on 14th st and Clifton near the Sherman Williams in Washington, D.C. DC Fire EMS has extinguished the fire. #BLM pic.twitter.com/dvI8pCsElp

— Andres Del Aguila (@Andres_DAguila) June 2, 2020

Protesters moved to Chinatown. Helicopter aggressively low. Blowing everything out of the way. Signs, trash. Unclear which agency owns the helicopter at this time: pic.twitter.com/BKez1jjItv

— Abdallah Fayyad (@abdallah_fayyad) June 2, 2020

The police have hemmed in protesters on Swann St. NW, a narrow street just north of Logan Circle, where they are arresting them. pic.twitter.com/z39lXxoMFD

— ErikWemple (@ErikWemple) June 2, 2020

General Milley, chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, walking the streets of Washington DC right now. Briefly spoke to say he is observing the situation. pic.twitter.com/fHcYOTYMzN

— Shabtai (@velvetart) June 2, 2020

10:10 PM: St. Louis:

Non peaceful Protestors throwing fireworks at police. @KMOV pic.twitter.com/LUFfdABoAR

— Ashli Lincoln KMOV (@AshliLincoln) June 2, 2020

10:07 PM:

President Trump said today he had recommended governors to deploy the National Guard in response to ongoing protests. If they don’t comply, he said he will send in the military to “solve the problem for them.”

52% of Americans say this is inappropriate. https://t.co/vz6EJPTfcN pic.twitter.com/KkLbRCKjKI

— YouGov America (@YouGovAmerica) June 2, 2020

10:05 PM: New York:

President Trump is not a dictator & he doesn’t have the right to unilaterally deploy U.S. military across American states.

We will guard the right to peaceful protest & will not hesitate to go to court to protect our constitutional rights during this time & well into the future.

— NY AG James (@NewYorkStateAG) June 2, 2020

Just received a bearish market outlook from an analyst. Subject line: “Martial Law Risk.”

— Kate Kelly (@katekelly) June 2, 2020

Police officer briefing this group said there are reports of two guns on the streets. “There’s really bad people out there. I’m not trying to get shot tonight. Let’s just keep circling the block. That’s how we get rid of them.” They seemed to be overwhelmed, panicked.

— Rachel Olding (@rachelolding) June 2, 2020

No cops anywhere. People are speeding down the street in SUVs. Total lawlessness https://t.co/CSmV9NZvgy

— Rachel Olding (@rachelolding) June 2, 2020

WATCH: Empire State Building goes dark to honor George Floyd. https://t.co/t3kVhIXxPE pic.twitter.com/28gHrJRudV

— NBC News (@NBCNews) June 2, 2020

10:00 PM:

my friend and former colleague at @whyy got beat up while documenting a mob of white Philly residents who were hunting protesters https://t.co/Ilxcq6fgQm

— Jake Blumgart (@jblumgart) June 2, 2020

Sickened to hear about this incident in my district. Sorry @jwehrens https://t.co/m0p9ZIBEua

— US Rep Brendan Boyle (@RepBrendanBoyle) June 2, 2020

Just learned one of my district offices has been broken into and is currently being looted. We have notified the authorities.

— US Rep Brendan Boyle (@RepBrendanBoyle) June 2, 2020

9:55 PM:

He’s using the American military against the American people.

He tear-gassed peaceful protesters and fired rubber bullets.

For a photo.

For our children, for the very soul of our country, we must defeat him. But I mean it when I say this: we can only do it together. https://t.co/G1yE67q9Nz

— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) June 2, 2020

When their scams begin to unravel—and they damn near always do, eventually—psychopaths often lose their footing completely and can’t regroup. Subsequent decisions get worse and worse, far less calculated. It’s part of the mask of sanity cracking. Y’know. Just saying.

— STEVE HUFF (@SteveHuff) June 2, 2020

9:50 PM:

“I think that Donald Trump has combined the worst of George Wallace with Richard Nixon,” KAMALA says in call-in to CNN. Says Trump held up the Bible “like a prop” for his own political expediency.

— Christopher Cadelago (@ccadelago) June 2, 2020

9:40 PM: L.A.

#BREAKING: Group of looters caught outside business they were trying to rob in Van Nuys. About 15 people in custody. pic.twitter.com/g6oYrQGJry

— Oscar Flores (@oflores) June 2, 2020

LAPD response is much quicker to what appears to be ORGANIZED looting in Hollywood today, crowd runs from the Rite Aid on Sunset Blvd when officers pull up. @FOXLA #Hollywood pic.twitter.com/An7fvM9cw3

— Mario Ramirez (@MarioFOXLA) June 2, 2020

MASSIVE CONVOY of deputies & police headed across Hollywood. Cops saying mandatory curfew will soon be enforced. #LosAngeles pic.twitter.com/kqJGIfMsNX

— Gadi Schwartz (@GadiNBC) June 2, 2020

Police presence has intensified in Van Nuys as looting worsens. pic.twitter.com/FsZk2RU4Ki

— Jaclyn Cosgrove (@jaclyncosgrove) June 2, 2020

9:30 PM:

Group of people at #DCprotests attacked #Reuters journalist @JonathanLanday. I accidentally caught it on camera – while covering the protests. According to him he was asked why he was there, he replied “I am here to tell you story” / which is when he was attacked. @VOANews pic.twitter.com/EWZtqGcjGQ

— Ani Chkhikvadze (@achkhikvadze) June 2, 2020

We ordered @ArlingtonVaPD to immediately leave DC. Appalled mutual aid agreement abused to endanger their and others safety for a photo op.

— Libby Garvey (@libbygarvey) June 2, 2020

9:27 PM:

“Let’s do this another way. Let’s stop thinking our voice don’t matter and vote. Not just for the president…educate yourself and know who you’re voting for. And that’s how we’re going to hit ’em.” https://t.co/WX6oLNRtI2

— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) June 1, 2020

9:25 PM: Chicago:

Protesters making there way to Lake Shore Drive pic.twitter.com/cSsunLCjk5

— armando l sanchez (@mandophotos) June 2, 2020

9:20 PM: NYC:

Cops in riot gear went in to try to clear out the store. People still running out with arms full of clothes. ‘We want peace – don’t escalate things!’ a man has been pleading to the crowd. It’s not making a dent. #nyc #looting #GeorgeFloydProtests

— Shayna Jacobs (@shaynajacobs) June 2, 2020

Grand Army Plaza https://t.co/zU1U0Qu2eS

— Kristian Winfield (@Krisplashed) June 2, 2020

I’m told that Knicks players and employees are furious that the team hasn’t made a public statement about George Floyd. And I just obtained the e-mail that owner Jim Dolan sent to MSG employees today defending the organization’s decision to stay silent: pic.twitter.com/xG1BA7tV5V

— Pablo S. Torre (@PabloTorre) June 2, 2020

Uncontrollable amounts of looting going on now at 14th St and fifth Ave. Stores being empties by hundreds of people. pic.twitter.com/0bvAu95Mj9

— Rachel Olding (@rachelolding) June 2, 2020

9:15 PM:

St. John’s Episcopal Church pledged to support George Floyd protesters even after it was damaged in a fire. Trump later used the church as a photo-op. https://t.co/RxQ09BnEp3

— HuffPost BlackVoices (@blackvoices) June 2, 2020

9:10 PM: AOC:

He holds that Bible like it’s burning him.

— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) June 2, 2020

9:05 PM:

I imposed a curfew at 7pm. A full 25 minutes before the curfew & w/o provocation, federal police used munitions on peaceful protestors in front of the White House, an act that will make the job of @DCPoliceDept officers more difficult. Shameful!

DC residents — Go home. Be safe

— Muriel Bowser #StayHomeDC at 7 pm (@MurielBowser) June 2, 2020

8:50 PM:

NEW: Tomorrow morning @JoeBiden will deliver remarks in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on the civil unrest facing communities across America, per his campaign

— Johnny Verhovek (@JTHVerhovek) June 2, 2020

8:46 PM: D.C.

Coming straight at us when it suddenly veered up, maybe 50-75ft away from the top of the church across the street from us (2/2) @PoPville @nbcwashington pic.twitter.com/PxpOBkiehc

— Natalia (@natalia_kaye) June 2, 2020

8:45 PM:

These are not the words of a president. They are the words of a dictator.

— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) June 1, 2020

Authoritarians polarize citizens into patriots v enemies. Discredit oversight institutions like inspectors general & the media. Target courts to bolster bad behavior.

Final act? Dissolve the bonds of democracy, militarize police and crush the vote.

Trump is near his end game. https://t.co/KifmRkZLnM

— Stacey Abrams (@staceyabrams) June 2, 2020

8:35 PM: Oakland:

And they’re on the move. A seemingly endless sea of protesters leaving rally at Oakland Tech. We are 2.5 hour away from the city’s 8pm curfew. pic.twitter.com/s4m17ESic2

— Eric Shackelford (@ABC7Shack) June 2, 2020

8:32 PM: New York:

The Nike store on the corner of 20th Street and 5th Avenue was just looted by protesters. #NYCProtest #GeorgeFloyd pic.twitter.com/F8DP6GvseX

— Liam Stack (@liamstack) June 2, 2020

8:30 PM

The fascist speech Donald Trump just delivered verged on a declaration of war against American citizens. I fear for our country tonight and will not stop defending America against Trump’s assault.

— Ron Wyden (@RonWyden) June 1, 2020

“We are in trouble.” –@AndersonCooper pic.twitter.com/RmMmOKCfXy

— Josh Campbell (@joshscampbell) June 2, 2020

8:25 PM:

By my count, it was Pres Trump’s 3rd visit to St. John’s Church as president, not counting the service he attended on Inauguration Day as Pres-elect. And this evening, he didn’t attend a service, but used the Church as a backdrop for a photo-op with senior aides and officials. pic.twitter.com/IzCp9itGVx

— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) June 2, 2020

8:15 PM:

The Episcopal bishop of DC – who oversees the DC church Trump just stopped at – tells the @washingtonpost she is “outraged” and that neither she nor the rector was asked or told… “that they would be clearing with tear gas so they could use one of our churches as a prop..” 1/3

— Michelle Boorstein (@mboorstein) June 2, 2020

“We so disassociate ourselves from the messages of this president. We hold the teachings of our sacred texts to be so so grounding to our lives and everything we do and it is about love of neighbor and sacrificial love and justice.” @Mebudde Bishop Mariann Budde 3/3

— Michelle Boorstein (@mboorstein) June 2, 2020

8:12 PM: Seattle:

Protestors have left Westlake Park and are now peacefully marching through downtown Seattle #KOMONews

WATCH: https://t.co/Ez80AYyRf7 pic.twitter.com/EGPpRFzYXw

— KOMO Newsradio (@komonewsradio) June 1, 2020

8:10 PM:

Dear @StJohnLafayette leadership, your church was used by Trump as a prop in this moment of crisis for our nation. In 1968 you stood for MLK’s March on Washington. Where and with whom do you stand today?
Issue a statement. It’s time to stand up and be counted. pic.twitter.com/nC6ji3PopZ

— Robert P. Jones (@robertpjones) June 1, 2020

8:05 PM: Denver:

Denver Police Chief Pazen marches with #GeorgeFloyd protesters in Civic Center Park before joining the march. @CPRNews @Denverite pic.twitter.com/4SvrD44t4n

— Hart W. Van Denburg (@hartoutwest) June 1, 2020

7:59 PM:

“America is not a battleground.”

The former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs responding to Secretary Esper’s suggestion that American cities are now a military battlespace. https://t.co/QBHMSCbR3a

— Chris Murphy (@ChrisMurphyCT) June 1, 2020

7:55 PM: Los Angeles:

Protesters are blocking the northbound lanes of the 405 Freeway at the Wilshire Boulevard exit. Watch live coverage here: https://t.co/keqHgjJ3b1 pic.twitter.com/c0twzYWDuU

— NBC Los Angeles (@NBCLA) June 1, 2020

Dozens of suspected looters spilled out from a Boost Mobile store in Van Nuys today, many getting away with apparently stolen goods in hand. Nearby, police declared an unlawful assembly and began dispersing a large crowd of protesters https://t.co/wvk4tBncba pic.twitter.com/OkxaBwFpqb

— ABC7 Eyewitness News (@ABC7) June 1, 2020

LAPD’s Corey Palka took a knee with protesters here pic.twitter.com/GGHSwLHYwO

— Matt Hamilton (@MattHjourno) June 1, 2020

7:50 PM: On MSNBC, Meacham also says Trump is drawing from a “dictatorial vernacular.”

“It’s very hard for me to imagine a moment in our 240+ years where we have been as poorly served by an American President as we have been in the last 3 years, but in particular over the last hour.”
– John Meacham, @jmeacham

— Sean Junkins (@sjunkins) June 1, 2020

Democracy, you in danger, girl.

— Maya Harris (@mayaharris_) June 1, 2020

7:45 PM: NY GOV:

CUOMO: “What POTUS did was he called out the American military against American citizens … they used the American military to push back a peaceful protest … just so he could have a photo op of walking to a church … is that making America great? I don’t think so.” pic.twitter.com/pSh9Pukz2b

— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) June 1, 2020

7:35 PM:

Pres. Trump in front of St. John’s Church…
January 20, 2017 …. and today pic.twitter.com/IQXx58KL8O

— Howard Mortman (@HowardMortman) June 1, 2020

7:30 PM:

Frisco PD has responded and investigated the report of bricks near where a planned protest is to be held. It was determined that the bricks were part of a planned HOA construction project and with permission they have been removed to be returned at a later time. pic.twitter.com/jGL1AkGy5z

— Frisco Police (@FriscoPD) June 1, 2020

7:28 PM: IL GOV:

.@GovPritzker goes in on Trump: “The man is a racist, a misogynist, a homophobe, a xenophobe. He’s got to go … it’s clear that he doesn’t listen to anyone who tells him the truth … this inflammatory rhetoric is bad for the country … [he] knows no history.” pic.twitter.com/4iVW1gcqbc

— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) June 1, 2020

7:25 PM:

After that speech, part of me thinks Trump wants a Tiennamen Square moment. He’s creating conditions for one.

— Gabriel Sherman (@gabrielsherman) June 1, 2020

7:12 PM:

“We have a great country,” Trump says holding up bible outside St. John’s church. pic.twitter.com/EODayAhFXz

— Jennifer Jacobs (@JenniferJJacobs) June 1, 2020

Trump holding up a Bible like a man who has never seen one before.

— Joe Scarborough (@JoeNBC) June 1, 2020

President Trump is visiting St. John’s Church across the street from the White House, after police dispersed (peaceful) demonstrators from Lafayette Park outside WH gates with tear gas, flash bangs and rubber bullets. He appears to be holding a Bible pic.twitter.com/7ldbS2wpJL

— Jordan Fabian (@Jordanfabian) June 1, 2020

BREAKING: Lafayette Square Park was cleared of protesters to allow Trump to walk through here. #dcprotest pic.twitter.com/BJbbL6M81l

— Jennifer Jacobs (@JenniferJJacobs) June 1, 2020

7:10 PM: L.A. Curfew in an hour.

The scene across #LosAngeles and #SantaMonica right now. Businesses boarding up in anticipation of looting. pic.twitter.com/a6xleEZhZg

— Joel B. Pollak (@joelpollak) June 1, 2020

7:05 PM: D.C.

CNN now reporting that the “special place” Donald Trump was referring to is St. John’s Episcopal Church, where he will apparently have a photo op.
The church was the scene of protests last night. pic.twitter.com/g4Gb6eLnYg

— Jim Roberts (@nycjim) June 1, 2020

President Trump has largely remained out of view in recent days, watching images like this from the residence of the White House. Tonight, he is staging a photo op here — at St John’s, the church of the presidents where he has only been a handful of times. (I took this Saturday.) pic.twitter.com/8yMELKVXAg

— Jeff Zeleny (@jeffzeleny) June 1, 2020

Mounted police still here pic.twitter.com/3kwHrHUbpg

— Nicholas Wu (@nicholaswu12) June 1, 2020

7:00 PM: CNN commentator:

Trump ordered the U.S. military to attack U.S. citizens just so he could orchestrate a photo-op at St. John’s Church across from the White House. This is right out of Joseph Goebbels Nazi Propaganda handbook.

— Keith Boykin (@keithboykin) June 1, 2020

6:55 PM: They cleared out the protesters so Trump can get a photo-op at St. John’s Church. Media saying Trump admin gassed peaceful protesters for photo.

As Trump prepares to leave the White House for St. John’s Church, a reminder: he appears to have just ordered the gasing of peaceful American protesters in order to stage a photo op.

— Susan Glasser (@sbg1) June 1, 2020

Here’s the moment where police fired teargas into a crowd of peaceful protesters in Lafayette Park, just minutes before Trump’s address in the Rose Garden. pic.twitter.com/KPjxMKdDyx

— Cameron Peters (@jcameronpeters) June 1, 2020

As Trump speaks in Rose Garden, this is the scene north of White House#dcprotests split in half and continue to be pushed, 10 minutes from @MayorBowser curfew#protests2020 pic.twitter.com/U678YIDGFF

— Steven Nelson (@stevennelson10) June 1, 2020

6:53 PM: CNN’s Don Lemon thinks “we are teetering on a dictatorship.” He says Trump is “playing a very dangerous game” and predicts “this will backfire” because people think they are being “occupied by their own police departments.”

6:50 PM: Protesters shout “George Floyd” at Trump.


— Tom Roussey (@tomrousseyABC7) June 1, 2020

View from north of the White House. Although a city curfew will start at 7pm, as that hour approaches the crowd is getting larger not smaller. #dcprotests pic.twitter.com/oFHRvC9siq

— Tom Roussey (@tomrousseyABC7) June 1, 2020

6:45 PM: Trump says his “first and highest duty is to defend our great country and the American people.”  He says George Floyd will not have died in vain. He talks about small business owners who have lost their businesses and were beaten. Churches burning. Cops of color who were attacked.

“I am your president of law and order and an ally to all peaceful protesters.”

Trump condemned “rioters,” “looters,” “Antifa” and others for protests sparked across the U.S. following the killing of George Floyd pic.twitter.com/pXPmPHR7JT

— Bloomberg QuickTake (@QuickTake) June 1, 2020

Trump says the protests are an “act of terror.” He wants “security” and not “anarchy.”

“I swore an oath to uphold the laws of our nation, and that is exactly what I will do.”

Pres. Trump delivers remarks on the protests following the death of George Floyd. Watch live: https://t.co/6VwCh0M1CU pic.twitter.com/hVHbgAJucB

— ABC News (@ABC) June 1, 2020

Trump says he will deploy the U.S. military to “quickly solve the problem for them” if states to not deploy the National Guard.

Trump says he is putting everyone on warning about D.C.’s 7 PM curfew, including Antifa. Trump talks about “one law and order,” “we have one beautiful law.”

6:30 PM: New York:

Protesters starting to gather here at 9th st and ave d. Just a handful of police here pic.twitter.com/TKLw6AX1X9

— Karen Yi (@karen_yi) June 1, 2020

6:20 PM: Trump scheduled to speak from the Rose Garden at 6:30.

6:20 pm: US Park Police are clashing with some protesters at Vermont & H, a few were hit by pepper spray. pic.twitter.com/xZpFppQ0r1

— Heather Graf (@ABC7HeatherGraf) June 1, 2020

Attorney General Bill Barr has just arrived to inspect the massive police presence in Lafayette Square. The protesters see him and are screaming at him. pic.twitter.com/3My0OEoFeU

— James Hohmann (@jameshohmann) June 1, 2020

A photo worth more than words: Police officers kneel as peaceful demonstrators march by the Trump International hotel. There was an immediate outburst of joy and fist bumping. pic.twitter.com/oilp4U5zaE

— Julia Boccagno (@juliaboccagno) June 1, 2020

A 360 degree view of peaceful protesters at the Capitol, demanding that officers take a knee in solidarity. The officers haven’t, and don’t appear to in the future. pic.twitter.com/lNzeUSTzzQ

— Julia Boccagno (@juliaboccagno) June 1, 2020

6:10 PM: D.C.

2/ During the hours of the curfew, no person, other than persons designated by the Mayor, shall walk, bike, run, loiter, stand, or motor by car or other mode of transport upon any street, alley, park, or other public place within the District.

— Mayor Muriel Bowser #StayHomeDC Lite (@MayorBowser) June 1, 2020

4/ •Individuals who are voting and participating in election activities, including poll workers, volunteers, and individuals exercising their right to vote.

— Mayor Muriel Bowser #StayHomeDC Lite (@MayorBowser) June 1, 2020

DC residents & biz, @MayorBowser has ordered curfew starting 7 pm through 6 am tomorrow, and again tomorrow beginning 7 pm through 6 am. Text below. What does this mean? Stay home, except if you are essential worker, need to vote, or have medical emergency. It is confusing. Con’t pic.twitter.com/63u1wbEzl9

— Elissa Silverman (@tweetelissa) June 1, 2020

@DCPoliceDept Chief Newsham said if you are asked by an officer explain you are going to vote or coming from voting or working at a poll. Please vote. We have a presidential primary on ballot, we need to vote Trump out of office and there are many important local races as well.

— Elissa Silverman (@tweetelissa) June 1, 2020

The National Guard has arrived. This is between the Executive Office Building and the White House. pic.twitter.com/2HXXRLABYB

— Philip Crowther (@PhilipinDC) June 1, 2020

Denying quarter is a war crime under international law. https://t.co/2wFqwNtLaJ

It is also forbidden under US military rules, where it is punishable by confinement for life.

Beware what comes slouching through the holes Trump has torn in the fabric of American law—& decency. https://t.co/bPdm2F9A0l

— Norm Eisen (@NormEisen) June 1, 2020

100% Correct. Thank you Tom! https://t.co/axdLX7kGNn

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 1, 2020

Aerial view shows large crowd of protesters marching through Philadelphia as protests over the death of George Floyd roil the nation. https://t.co/BL5Q39gdAi pic.twitter.com/dP4mLd48QL

— ABC News (@ABC) June 1, 2020

Right now. #Atlanta Police kneeling with protesters in solidarity #GeorgeFlyod @cbs46 pic.twitter.com/3jBhR06qIi

— Astrid Martinez (@astridtv1) June 1, 2020

We are back on Ben franklin near 21 now. People running from clouds of tear gas. I haven’t felt it but I see it. No clear plan pic.twitter.com/8OLMc5dVMm

— Miles Bryan (@miles__bryan) June 1, 2020

ATU Local 689 – the 80% black union representing 12,000 transit workers in the DMV region – has released a statement in support of protests, against deflecting blame onto “outside agitators”, and calling on the @AFLCIO to treat last night as a wake-up call https://t.co/qTSDDMUuCg

— peter gowan (@peterjgowan) June 1, 2020

Heading over to the White House to cover the #GeorgeFloyd protest.

As @realDonaldTrump prepares to address the nation, businesses blocks away from the White House are still being boarded up.

Curfew here in DC begins at 7pm ET. pic.twitter.com/d2Mtt1VfL2

— Taylor Popielarz (@TaylorPopielarz) June 1, 2020

“If I’m not over here messing up my community, then what are you all doing? … You all are doing nothing, because that’s not going to bring my brother back.”

George Floyd’s brother, Terrence, calls for peaceful protests. “Let’s do this another way.” https://t.co/s3tuCEh7UL pic.twitter.com/RCNTmYbshq

— CNN (@CNN) June 1, 2020

Hands raised, as George Floyd’s brother chants: “Peace on the left! Justice on the right!” pic.twitter.com/towbNYJ2Xb

— NBC News (@NBCNews) June 1, 2020

WATCH: George Floyd’s brother arrives ahead of prayer vigil at site of George Floyd’s death. pic.twitter.com/vMmSYWIOg3

— MSNBC (@MSNBC) June 1, 2020

BREAKING: Independent autopsy ordered by George Floyd’s family found he was killed by “homicide caused by asphyxia due to neck and back compression that led to a lack of blood flow to the brain,” according to early findings.https://t.co/dslAVpTIxq pic.twitter.com/2YQ6wD1cGe

— Good Morning America (@GMA) June 1, 2020

A disgrace to the badge! This is the battle that myself and others have been fighting against. Bob Kroll turn in your badge! pic.twitter.com/SQmeNIIU3v

— Janeé Harteau (@ChiefHarteau) June 1, 2020

A man was shot and killed in Louisville after law enforcement said they had to “return fire” at a crowd of people.

He was identified by family members as David McAtee, a popular chef and BBQ joint owner who used to feed cops for free https://t.co/TkylyoGAYt

— Tasneem N (@TasneemN) June 1, 2020

Louisville police chief fired after it was revealed that the officers involved in a shooting that killed David McAtee early Monday did not activate their body cameras, mayor announces. https://t.co/lYSCcpfN9Y

— Breaking News (@BreakingNews) June 1, 2020

🚨 Mayor of #Louisville: The body cameras of those involved in the shooting last night that killed David McAtee were NOT active.

The Chief of Police has been relieved.

— Cal Perry (@CalNBC) June 1, 2020

Gov. Whitmer: “The president’s dangerous comments should be gravely concerning to all Americans, because they send a clear signal that this administration is determined to sow the seeds of hatred and division, which I fear will only lead to more violence and destruction.”

— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) June 1, 2020

Wow. Coach Gregg Popovich *unloads* on Trump to @EdgeofSports. Calls him “deranged.” Goes after Ted Cruz and Lindsey Graham. The works. https://t.co/olVt2EE8UQ pic.twitter.com/MCgKsXmsX0

— Sopan Deb (@SopanDeb) June 1, 2020

Looters stealing surfboards in Santa Monica.

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