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RAGING PROTESTS SPREAD: ATL Under State Of Emergency + LA Protestors Clash With Police + Hundreds Arrested In Houston + Mayor Bottoms Slams Trump!

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Tensions boiled over in over 30 cities last night as protesters hit the streets to demand justice for the killing of George Floyd. Atlanta, Los Angeles, Houston and several other cities were met with people who are sick and tired of cops killing black people. Here’s what went down last night….



Tensions boiled over in over 30 cities as people hit the streets to demand justice for the killing of George Floyd. Former Minneapolis police officer, Derek Chauvin, was charged Friday (May 29th) with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter. His bail was set at $500,000. That’s not enough. The Floyd family wants a capital murder charge and the arrest of the other three officers - Thomas Lane, Tou Thao and J. Alexander Kueng.

As protests continued and buildings burned in Minneapolis, it’s reported a US Customs and Border Protection drone flew over the city to provide live video for police on the ground. Once the drone was discovered, civil rights and government oversight groups began to ring the alarm.

"The government seems to want to be able to be monitoring the crowds and monitoring what people are doing," said Jake Laperruque, senior counsel at the Project on Government Oversight, a nonpartisan government watchdog group. He said this kind of surveillance raises concerns about potential retribution and the chilling effect on protests.

The Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul now has over 1,700 National Guard soldiers on the grounds.





Minneapolis is under a state of emergency and Governor Tim Walz issued an 8pm curfew.

However, protestors ignored the curfew and continued to protest at 8pm last night:









While there are some violent protests, there have been some peaceful ones:



The Amish even came out to protest in Minneapolis:



In Atlanta…



Demonstrators in Atlanta stopped traffic and stormed CNN’s headquarters as protests erupted. Gov. Brian Kemp declared a state of emergency and deployed 500 National Guard members to protect the city of Atlanta.



More video of protests in ATL below:















Atlanta Police Chief Erika Shields was on the grounds speaking to protesters. Witnesses say she removed a white officer that people were complaining about.



Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms held a press conference to address the violent protests.

“This is not a protest,” she said during a press conference. “This is not in the spirit of Martin Luther King Jr. This is chaos. A protest has purpose. When Dr. King was assassinated, we didn’t do this to our city. If you care about this city, then go home.”



In Los Angeles, it’s reported two police officers were injured during protests. In Detroit, a 19-year-old was reportedly shot after an SUV allegedly pulled up on a protest and shot in the crowd.



In Houston, crowds chanted “I can’t breathe” and “No justice, no peace” as they marched to City Hall.

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Nearly 200 people were arrested in Houston after being tear gassed by police. They will be charged for obstructing a roadway. 


People also assembled in downtown Manhattan and Brooklyn to protest George Floyd’s killing.



Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot totally slammed Trump’s tweets that incited violence where he said, “When the looting starts, the shooting starts” in response to the rebellions in Minneapolis.

In a press conference, Mayor Lightfoot ripped him to shreds for the comment.

“He wants to show failures on the part of Democratic local leaders, to throw red meat to his base,” she said. “His goal is to polarize, to destabilize local government and inflame racist urges.”

”We can absolutely not let him prevail. And I will code what I really want to say to Donald Trump. It’s two words. It begins with F and it ends with U,” she continued.

Peep the news conference above.

Everyone, please stay safe.

Photos: AP Photo/Mike Stewart/ Mark Mulligan/Houston Chronicle via AP

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