What began as an initially peaceful protest in Minneapolis early last week has since spread across the country, leaving crumbling buildings and torched police cars in its wake. However, some of the protesters have insisted they are not responsible.
Protests gripped the nation this weekend. More than 1,600 people have been arrested across 22 cities since Thursday.
Lawmakers have called for an end to the protests that gripped the nation this weekend.
Former Officer Derek Chauvin has been charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter in connection with the death of George Floyd. Prosecutors announced the charges on Friday moments after the public safety commissioner confirmed Chauvin had been arrested.
Police and other forces are regrouping after protests continued in the city of Minneapolis. In a briefing Friday morning, the mayor of Minneapolis called the violent demonstrations “dangerous” and “unacceptable.”
President Trump has ordered the FBI and Justice Department to fully look into the death of George Floyd. On Wednesday, he said he has called for an expedited investigation into the incident, adding that he wants a ‘”full report” on the case when he returns to Washington.