***Live Updates*** George Floyd Protests Continue in Minnesota

***Live Updates*** George Floyd Protests Continue in Minnesota

Protests are continuing in Minnesota on Wednesday evening a day after Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin killed George Floyd after Floyd was seen on video saying he could not breathe with the officer’s knee on his neck.

Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA), who is one of the frontrunners to be Joe Biden’s running mate, said at today’s LULAC town hall event: “By all counts, this was a public execution.”

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

Yesterday I joined hundreds of other protesters outraged by the killing of #GeorgeFloyd. A day later, I’m boarding up my business after it’s been destroyed. Utterly stupid and senseless way to remember an innocent man’s life pic.twitter.com/gXxIZkbD5p

— Ahmed M. (@amuhumud) May 28, 2020

1:05 AM: Mayor Frey requests National Guard:

Frey said he has been in touch with the governor’s office and has requested assistance from the state. “We’ve spoken several times. We’re receiving assistance in the form of state patrol. I have requested the National Guard as well.”

— Liz Navratil (@LizNavratil) May 28, 2020

12:30 AM:

The front page of Thursday’s @StarTribune pic.twitter.com/4XdQFOLuqu

— Greg Mees (@mees_greg) May 28, 2020

A group of people are trying to crack open the outside ATM off of Lake Street, using a crowbar.

— Libor Jany (@StribJany) May 28, 2020

The mobile police camera just went into the fire. pic.twitter.com/GotDEUiKvP

— Libor Jany (@StribJany) May 28, 2020

The half-built building across from Target is ablaze. “Be careful in that building,” someone yells after a group of people that just went inside, “that’s more than just wood burning in there.” pic.twitter.com/XxJspzBoFD

— Libor Jany (@StribJany) May 28, 2020

Smoke coming from Cub: pic.twitter.com/IcA52LpuNu

— Libor Jany (@StribJany) May 28, 2020

12:10 AM:

I’m praying for peace and healing tonight in Minneapolis, as I hear sirens and explosions across our green city. Our community is in so much pain. Dr. King said, “I can only close the gap in broken community by meeting hate with love.”

— Senator Tina Smith (@SenTinaSmith) May 28, 2020

12:05 AM: Star Tribune:

Something’s not right in Minnesota, land of some of the worst racial disparities in America, as seen in a couple of incidents in Minneapolis, @stribrooks writes.  https://t.co/HLs4JfKX1H

— Star Tribune (@StarTribune) May 28, 2020

11:55 PM:

Protesters chanting “What’s his name? George Floyd!” In front of a line of police officers clad in riot gear along Minnehaha Ave. Loud bangs heard nearby. pic.twitter.com/SslUJEw9g3

— Ryan Faircloth (@RyanFaircloth) May 28, 2020

11:45 PM:

Minneapolis police repeatedly being hit with large fireworks hurled from crowds. pic.twitter.com/zSGoP7L55t

— Mark Vancleave 🎥+὏=🎉 (@MDVancleave) May 28, 2020

11:43 PM:

Police are investigating a homicide. They say the owner of a nearby pawn shop shot and killed a person suspected of looting his building.

— Libor Jany (@StribJany) May 28, 2020

11:10 PM:

Smoke is still billowing out the windows of the Autozone near the Minneapolis police Third Precinct. Flash bombs going off on nearby blocks. Demonstrators are still out in south Minneapolis to protest the death of #GeorgeFloyd pic.twitter.com/lJWgowK1ty

— Ryan Faircloth (@RyanFaircloth) May 28, 2020

11:00 PM:

These guys say they support the protests but not the looting. Showed up to help this tobacco store owner stop people from breaking in pic.twitter.com/x2FMQiQwVK

— Max Nesterak (@maxnesterak) May 28, 2020

10:42 PM: Los Angeles:

BREAKING: LAPD has called a citywide tactical alert as protests continue in Downtown Los Angeles area. Officers held over past their shifts and will only respond high-priority calls per officials.

— Andrew Blankstein (@anblanx) May 28, 2020

10:40 PM: National media investigating Minneapolis police:

Long before Minneapolis police killed George Floyd, the department was beset by complaints of excessive force & racism. Even its black chief sued for racism, alleging the union boss wore a “white power” motorcycle jacket. My latest w/@matt_furber @abscribehttps://t.co/O6L0Qwk9s6

— John Eligon (@jeligon) May 28, 2020

Minneapolis police officer at the center of George Floyd’s death had been with the department since 2001. During his career, he was the subject of a dozen police conduct complaints; he was never disciplined, records show. https://t.co/F4oyfbuMj3

— NBC News (@NBCNews) May 28, 2020

10:37 PM: Minnesota: Autozone on fire:

Smoke billowing off of Autozone. This is now (if it wasn’t before) a legit riot #GeorgeFloyd pic.twitter.com/eM4XWPHNMU

— Brandon Long (King of Westeros) (@BLongStPaul) May 28, 2020

Autozone is on fire. I said before I got down here things are going to burn #GeorgeFloyd pic.twitter.com/OhG45AhtFF

— Brandon Long (King of Westeros) (@BLongStPaul) May 28, 2020

Local business untouched #GeorgeFloyd pic.twitter.com/aNwIdDKaEQ

— Brandon Long (King of Westeros) (@BLongStPaul) May 28, 2020

Firing rubber bullets at crowd, girl walks by with bloody lip #GeorgeFloyd pic.twitter.com/5kP17e09xH

— Brandon Long (King of Westeros) (@BLongStPaul) May 28, 2020

Utter chaos #GeorgeFloyd pic.twitter.com/J89lHo1X0J

— Brandon Long (King of Westeros) (@BLongStPaul) May 28, 2020

This isn’t a protest anymore this is a war zone #GeorgeFloyd pic.twitter.com/GksDY9TLRy

— Brandon Long (King of Westeros) (@BLongStPaul) May 28, 2020

Officers on the roof of the precinct have been firing flash grenades and other projectiles into crowd. pic.twitter.com/riE0dPbuWB

— Ricardo Lopez (@rljourno) May 28, 2020

Prolonged standoff between demonstrators and police here. Tear gas smell now much more heavy pic.twitter.com/wgJyjvZmze

— Ricardo Lopez (@rljourno) May 28, 2020

They are now working on the Wendy’s next door. I’ve retreated to stay safe. pic.twitter.com/exXTcBl0d8

— Ricardo Lopez (@rljourno) May 28, 2020

The smoke billowing from the Auto Zone pic.twitter.com/Bqnypu8nr9

— Ricardo Lopez (@rljourno) May 28, 2020

Fire department on scene at 9:32. Police arriving to to help secure perimeter of Auto Zone. pic.twitter.com/xAqHRhdOHt

— Ricardo Lopez (@rljourno) May 28, 2020

This is deeply saddening and scary. Doing my best to stay out of harm’s way while documenting what is happening tonight.

— Ricardo Lopez (@rljourno) May 28, 2020

10:35 PM: Minnesota:

Statement from Minnesota governor while protests continue in Minneapolis over death of George Floyd. https://t.co/SjADHysmjA

— LisaBaumann (@LisaBaumann) May 28, 2020

That’s why I’m pushing for a full, fair, and expeditious investigation that will bring us closer to justice. We must continue to examine and address the systemic inequities and discrimination that led to this incident and far too many that have come before.

— Governor Tim Walz (@GovTimWalz) May 28, 2020

George Floyd’s story is not an isolated case, which is why Minnesota convened a one-of-a-kind working group led by @AGEllison and @MnDPS_DPS Commissioner Harrington to identify how we can prevent these horrible tragedies. More on their recommendations: https://t.co/tVvMrtb48B

— Lt. Governor Peggy Flanagan (@LtGovFlanagan) May 28, 2020

10:20 PM: Minnesota:

The inside of the Target is smoky; people are trying to break into the cash registers. Alarm is blaring pic.twitter.com/qfd97sfNTr

— Ricardo Lopez (@rljourno) May 28, 2020

10:15 PM: Calls to “Prosecute the police.”

This protest is being led by family members of Brian Quinones, another Minnesotan from the Twin Cities murdered by cops last year. #ProsecuteThePolice https://t.co/ySTzENpYFI pic.twitter.com/SBRQw2n0ak

— PSL Minneapolis (@PSLMPLS) May 27, 2020

Protesters gathered outside outside the Minneapolis home of Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman and an Oakdale one believed to belong to the Minneapolis police officer who knelt on George Floyd’s neck in a fatal encounter.  https://t.co/hop2wYYOAt pic.twitter.com/Xywxecg0qY

— Star Tribune (@StarTribune) May 27, 2020

A few dozen protesters ended up coming out to Wednesday’s protest outside Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman’s home, calling for justice. Mayor Jacob Frey on Wednesday called for an arrest and charges against the now-fired Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin. pic.twitter.com/1IbV5DGxAl

— Aaron Lavinsky (@ADLavinsky) May 27, 2020

The police officer who killed George Floyd should be charged with murder.

— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) May 27, 2020

10:05 PM: Mexican flags at George Floyd protests:

48th and Chicago, moving north toward Cup Foods at 38th and Chicago #GeorgeFloyd #Minneapolis pic.twitter.com/hAaLhktJZm

— Mike Durkin (@DurkinFox9) May 28, 2020

BREAKING NEWS: Black Lives Matter protestors attacking police cars on 101 freeway in LA during #GeorgeFloyd protest @FOXLA pic.twitter.com/iMYnFU2mO6

— Liz Habib (@LizHabib) May 28, 2020

9:45 PM: Minnesota:

Police deployed more chemical irritant, stun grenades and deterrent rounds from the roof. Protesters scattered but quickly regrouped. @MPRnews pic.twitter.com/VE0h02pL0x

— Evan Frost (@efrostee) May 28, 2020

Minnehaha Lake Wine & Spirits being looted. pic.twitter.com/tRaSN4lVrH

— Carlos Gonzalez (@CarlosGphoto) May 28, 2020

9:40 PM:

Black man with no gun ends up dead. White protestors go into state houses with long guns & AK-47s & aren’t even arrested.

— Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II (@RevDrBarber) May 28, 2020

.@JoyAnnReid: “White men, who can get armed up and walk into a state capitol…that’s okay. And the police are benign– they don’t even act afraid. But let black people show up and protest the death of an innocent black man and suddenly…we got to go full force.” pic.twitter.com/JCeXOFFtDY

— MSNBC (@MSNBC) May 28, 2020

really, for carlson and his ilk, it’s that liberty for whites *means* obedience for blacks (and other nonwhites)

— b-boy bouiebaisse (@jbouie) May 28, 2020

.@chrislhayes on wildly uneven reactions to protests against death of George Floyd vs. armed militia lockdown protests:

“Another example of how this pandemic has been a kind of blacklight, exposing all the inequalities in American life.” pic.twitter.com/tNBSehZ3Da

— All In with Chris Hayes (@allinwithchris) May 28, 2020

9:31 PM: LOS ANGELES: Rioters smash police car window:

Protesters are blocking the 101 freeway in Downtown Los Angeles and just smashed a police car window. pic.twitter.com/1q15WcXdXh

— Arash Markazi (@ArashMarkazi) May 28, 2020

#LIVE Protesters surround LAPD car, smash window; person left injured on roadway https://t.co/jpq5MZEOZd

— ABC7 Eyewitness News (@ABC7) May 28, 2020

#LIVE 101 freeway being shut down near DTLA as hundreds of protesters gather https://t.co/jpq5MZEOZd

— ABC7 Eyewitness News (@ABC7) May 28, 2020

Some guy just fell on his head on the 101 trying to stop a CHP vehicle! #riots #Minneapolis #GeorgeFloyd #JusticeForGeorgeFloyd #LosAngeles pic.twitter.com/bbrw4gstEN

— GLVZ (@GalvezOfficial) May 28, 2020

9:18 PM:

“Floyd is dead for the same reason Kaepernick remains blackballed from the NFL: Many who hold power in America refuse to acknowledge that those with brown and black skin are treated differently. Seen as ‘less than.’ “

PLEASE READ https://t.co/p2Cwzjl2Lu

— NESSA (@nessnitty) May 27, 2020

9:09 PM:

After staying peaceful for hours, protestors have started vandalizing 3rd Precinct. @MPRnews pic.twitter.com/CdySTM5Sp4

— christine nguyen (@xinewin) May 27, 2020

Look like police are moving back into the precinct. @MPRnews pic.twitter.com/JvIOmuCf5V

— Evan Frost (@efrostee) May 28, 2020

.@MinneapolisPD use tear gas to break up the crowd at E Lake St. & Minnehaha in front of the 3rd Precinct. This protest has been going strong for over 4 hours. #GeorgeFloyd #WCCO pic.twitter.com/nrTaH9jLw3

— Marielle Mohs (@MarielleMohs) May 27, 2020

The situation has escalated at the Minneapolis 3rd Police Precinct. pic.twitter.com/eGItsxGLGp

— Carlos Gonzalez (@CarlosGphoto) May 27, 2020

9:06 PM: AP on George Floyd:

Before he died after being pinned for minutes beneath a Minneapolis police officer’s knee, George Floyd was suffering the same fate as millions of Americans during the pandemic: out of work and looking for a job.https://t.co/9rhPGK0oLZ

— The Associated Press (@AP) May 28, 2020

9:05 PM:

Tyrone Carter, former Minnesota Viking and Super Bowl champ heading to the front lines of the protest. @MPRnews pic.twitter.com/KIGqgBVT90

— Evan Frost (@efrostee) May 28, 2020

are you kidding me? helicopters and snipers for a protest? where was the energy when the white people went to the governors house with guns demanding to open up HAIR shops Minnesota? what reason should there be armed men on roofs #icantbreathe #Minneapolis pic.twitter.com/oV1mxdTLyV

— rida⁷ (@outrorida) May 27, 2020

These white people that are protesting on the street in Minneapolis much also demand change in law-enforcement. pic.twitter.com/dTqwnHYctA

— Black diaspora Voice. (@BlackdiasporaV1) May 28, 2020


9 PM: Looting at Target:

This is awful out here. No police. Looting continues pic.twitter.com/087TpNWhPV

— Karen Scullin FOX9 (@kscullinfox9) May 27, 2020

Target is getting cleaned out pic.twitter.com/0OGSHY132k

— Karen Scullin FOX9 (@kscullinfox9) May 27, 2020

Stealing TV’s and groceries, clothes pic.twitter.com/pxkBl9UO7L

— Karen Scullin FOX9 (@kscullinfox9) May 27, 2020

Target is being looted pic.twitter.com/GCGteCG8gV

— Karen Scullin FOX9 (@kscullinfox9) May 27, 2020

RAW VIDEO: Dozens of people loot the Target store near Minneapolis Police’s 3rd Precinct building in the midst of the #GeorgeFloyd protest. (WARNING: Contains strong language). The other protest at the scene of Floyd’s death remains peaceful. Read More: https://t.co/W5GdKvLI7g pic.twitter.com/9Pjt6oWLzI

— WCCO – CBS Minnesota (@WCCO) May 28, 2020

Viola Davis mourns #GeorgeFloyd: “This is what it means to be Black in America. Tried. Convicted. Killed for being Black. We are dictated by hundreds of years of policies that have restricted our very existence” https://t.co/5ZuwdBztcC pic.twitter.com/LS9oG95Udh

— Variety (@Variety) May 28, 2020

At my request, the FBI and the Department of Justice are already well into an investigation as to the very sad and tragic death in Minnesota of George Floyd….

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 27, 2020

….I have asked for this investigation to be expedited and greatly appreciate all of the work done by local law enforcement. My heart goes out to George’s family and friends. Justice will be served!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 27, 2020

University of Minnesota just broke a bunch of ties with the Minneapolis Police Department pic.twitter.com/PBEkl9FErZ

— Will Stancil (@whstancil) May 27, 2020

BREAKING: Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey calls for officer seen in video with his knee on George Floyd’s neck to be charged. Floyd died shortly after the incident.

“If you had done it, or I had done it, we would behind bars right now.” https://t.co/C7llqjXlBU pic.twitter.com/QyisDvqKRf

— ABC News (@ABC) May 27, 2020

The woman who recorded the George Floyd video opened up about his killing and her raw emotions while revisiting the scene the next day (Exclusive) pic.twitter.com/TeaRfDvmCf

— NowThis (@nowthisnews) May 27, 2020

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