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The Latest on the death in Minneapolis of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man who pleaded for air as a white police officer pressed a knee on his neck:

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WASHINGTON — Looting was rampant in downtown Washington and elsewhere within the metropolis as protests over George Floyd’s death turned violent for a 3rd straight evening.

Protesters broke right into a department of Capital Financial institution, and empty jewellery bins may very well be seen scattered on the sidewalk outdoors a Mervis Diamonds retailer.

After protesters began looting a La Colombe espresso store, somebody within the crowd yelled, “What are you looting a espresso store for? You’re messing up the entire message.”

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NEW YORK — The mayor of New York Metropolis’s personal daughter is likely one of the practically 790 individuals who have been arrested within the metropolis since protests over the death of George Floyd started final week.

A regulation enforcement official who spoke on situation of anonymity due to the sensitivity of the matter tells The Related Press that 25-year-old Chiara de Blasio was arrested Saturday evening. An arrest report obtained by The New York Publish says she refused to go away a Manhattan avenue ordered cleared by officers as a result of individuals had been throwing issues.

Chiara de Blasio, who’s black, was later given a courtroom summons and launched.

Mayor Invoice de Blasio, who’s white, didn’t point out the arrest in his Sunday press briefing. Metropolis Corridor spokespeople didn’t have a right away remark.

— By Michael R. Sisak

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AUSTIN, Texas — Police fired rubber bullets and pepper spray late Sunday evening at demonstrators who gathered outdoors the downtown police station in Austin.

Stay tv cameras on Spectrum News confirmed officers firing a number of pictures into the group and a number of other individuals on the bottom. Some individuals may very well be seen throwing water bottles at police.

The officers had been stationed above the group on the steps of the police station and a raised part of Interstate 35.

Not like Dallas, the place police made dozens of arrests to implement a downtown curfew, Austin doesn’t have a curfew and demonstrators have been roaming downtown from the police station to the state Capitol a number of blocks away for practically 10 hours. The crowd has ebbed and flowed from a number of thousand to a couple hundred.

Demonstrators couldn’t get on the Capitol grounds, which had been protected by a big police presence.

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DENVER — Police fired tear gasoline and projectiles at demonstrators defying a Denver curfew Sunday evening following a day of peaceable marching and chants of “Don’t shoot” alongside boarded-up companies that had been vandalized the evening earlier than.

Dozens of demonstrators, some throwing fireworks, taunted police and pushed dumpsters onto Colfax Avenue, a serious artery, within the sporadic confrontations that occurred east of downtown. The demonstration over the death of George Floyd got here after turbulent protests that led to the arrest of 83 individuals Saturday evening.

Denver Mayor Michael Hancock known as the habits of unruly protesters “reckless, inexcusable and unacceptable.”

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PHOENIX — Protests held Sunday evening in downtown Phoenix seemed to be peaceable, in line with native media studies.

An hour earlier than a curfew went into impact, activist Armonee Jackson informed protesters within the parking zone of an artwork gallery downtown that they need to keep away from any violence, The Arizona Republic reported.

“Hearken to me: We’re not ending in violence. I refuse to finish in violence,” Jackson informed the group.

David Riutta informed the newspaper that he got here out to protest police brutality and needs to see a panel of civilians examine officers’ use-of-force circumstances.

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WASHINGTON — As demonstrations continued previous an 11 p.m. curfew, D.C. police stated they had been responding to a number of fires that had been “deliberately set” across the metropolis. One was at St. John’s Episcopal Church, which is situated throughout Lafayette Park from the White Home.

The church says each president starting with James Madison, “till the current,” has attended a service on the church, giving it the nickname, “the church of presidents.”

The first providers on the church had been held in 1816, in line with its web site.

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WASHINGTON — The complete Washington, D.C., Nationwide Guard — roughly 1,700 troopers — is being known as in to assist with the response to protests outdoors the White Home and elsewhere within the nation’s capital, in line with two Protection Division officers.

Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser stated Sunday she had requested 500 Guardsman to help native regulation enforcement. Later on Sunday, because the protests escalated, Military Secretary Ryan McCarthy ordered the remainder of the Guardsman — about 1,200 troopers — to report.

The officers spoke on situation of anonymity as a result of they weren’t licensed to publicly talk about the matter.

The D.C. Nationwide Guard didn’t reply to a request from The Related Press for remark.

– By James LaPorta

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WASHINGTON — Protesters began fires close to the White Home as tensions with police mounted throughout a 3rd straight evening of demonstrations held in response to the death of George Floyd at police fingers in Minnesota.

An hour earlier than the 11 p.m. curfew, police fired a serious barrage of tear gasoline stun grenades into the group of greater than 1,000 individuals, largely clearing Lafayette Park throughout the road from the White Home and scattering protesters into the road.

Protesters piled up highway indicators and plastic boundaries and lit a raging fireplace in the midst of H Road. Some pulled an American flag from a close-by constructing and threw it into the blaze. Others added branches pulled from bushes. A cinder block construction, on the north aspect of the park, that had bogs and a upkeep workplace, was engulfed in flames.

Because the curfew hit, police sealed the perimeter of the park. Shortly beforehand, police pushed a crowd of about 300 demonstrators a number of blocks with a sequence of fees with batons and riot shields.

Enraged protesters screamed, “Who do you serve? Who do you defend?” Police shot pepper powders level black at a number of protesters.

A number of miles north, a separate protest broke out in Northwest D.C., close to the Maryland border. The Metropolitan Police Division says there have been break-ins at a Goal and a shopping mall that homes Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue Males’s Retailer, T.J. Maxx, a movie show and specialty shops. Police say a number of people have been detained.

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No less than 4,100 individuals have been arrested over days of protests throughout the nation since George Floyd’s death Monday, in line with a tally compiled by The Related Press.

Arrests ranged from looting and blocking highways to breaking curfew.

The arrest figures as of 11 p.m. EST on Sunday included these from demonstrations in New York and Philadelphia on the East Coast, Chicago and Dallas within the Midwest and Southwest, and Los Angeles on the West Coast as protests happen all over the county.

In Dallas, police started sweeping downtown streets with arrests to implement a curfew that went into impact at 7 p.m.

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Michael Jordan is “deeply saddened, really pained and plain indignant.”

With protesters taking to the streets throughout america once more Sunday, Jordan launched an announcement on George Floyd and the killings of black individuals by the hands of police.

“I’m deeply saddened, really pained and plain indignant,” the previous NBA star and present Charlotte Hornets proprietor stated within the assertion posted on the Jordan model’s social media accounts and the workforce’s Twitter account.

“I see and really feel everybody’s ache, outrage and frustration. I stand with those that are calling out the ingrained racism and violence towards individuals of colour in our nation. Now we have had sufficient.

“I don’t have the solutions, however our collective voices present power and the shortcoming to be divided by others. We should pay attention to one another, present compassion and empathy and by no means flip our backs on mindless brutality. We have to proceed peaceable expressions in opposition to injustice and demand accountability. Our unified voice must put stress on our leaders to vary our legal guidelines, or else we have to use our vote to create systemic change. Each one in every of us must be a part of the answer, and we should work collectively to make sure justice for all.

“My coronary heart goes out to the household of George Floyd and to the numerous others whose lives have been brutally and senselessly taken by way of acts of racism and injustice.”

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BELLEVUE, Wash. — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee activated 200 extra Nationwide Guard troops to answer looting and vandalism in Bellevue, east of Seattle.

Inslee had beforehand deployed 400 members of the guard to assist comprise protests in Seattle. On Sunday night, Bellevue’s mayor declared an emergency due to the violence and stated she was enacting a 5:30 p.m. curfew for the downtown space.

Bellevue Police stated dozens of individuals broke into Bellevue Sq., a big shopping center. Officers entered the power and chased looters out. Mayor Lynne Robinson stated individuals had been stealing merchandise from storefronts.

Bellevue’s downtown is house to giant places of work of many tech firms, together with Microsoft and Amazon.

Bellevue Police Chief Steve Mylett stated at a night news convention that authorities realized earlier {that a} legal gang deliberate exercise within the metropolis Sunday afternoon. He stated there was widespread looting and assaults, and the legal component “swelled in a short time.”

“They had been there to destroy,” Mylett stated. “We welcome peaceable protest … that is one thing completely different.”

Mylett stated he was disgusted at what occurred to George Floyd, who was killed when a Minneapolis officer knelt on his neck, however that violence overshadows legit protests.

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BOSTON — A Sunday afternoon of largely peaceable protests in Boston broke at dusk when protesters clashed with officers, throwing rocks and lighting a police automobile on fireplace.

1000’s of largely mask-wearing demonstrators marched peacefully by way of Boston in a number of protests throughout the day, lending their voices to the nationwide anger over the death of George Floyd whereas in Minneapolis police custody.

The largest protest of a number of thousand began Sunday evening within the traditionally black neighborhood of Roxbury. Protesters, carrying “Black Lives Matter” indicators and chanting, “The individuals united won’t ever be defeated,” made their approach slowly for a number of miles to the Massachusetts Statehouse. The various crowd was flanked by cops on bikes and was peaceable.

However because the march ended round 9 p.m., protesters clashed with police in downtown Boston. No less than two police cruisers had been closely broken — together with one whose rear window was smashed by a skateboarder. Police additionally tweeted that their officers had been pelted with bricks, rocks and glass bottles. A number of storefronts, together with a financial institution, had been broken.

Protesters seemed to be clearing by about 10:30 p.m.

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ATLANTA — Riot police firing volleys of tear gasoline dispersed tons of of demonstrators as a curfew took maintain Sunday evening, scattering a crowd that had protested for hours in downtown Atlanta over the deaths of George Floyd in Minnesota and Ahmaud Arbery in Georgia.

A whole lot of police, Nationwide Guard troops and different forces lined up in positions round downtown Centennial Park, a focus of the weekend of protests.

An in a single day curfew took maintain at 9 p.m. as some on the fringes of what was a largely peaceable afternoon protest had been setting off fireworks and burning development supplies close to the park. An Related Press photographer noticed police then start firing many 40 millimeter canisters of tear gasoline towards the group. Folks had been choking, gasping and a few throwing up as they scattered, leaving just a few nonetheless within the streets.

As police and Nationwide Guard troops took up positions with plastic shields on main streets, crowds melted away. WSB-TV confirmed footage about an hour later of officers taking individuals who lingered within the streets into custody, utilizing plastic ties to handcuff them on avenue corners.

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WASHINGTON — Secret Service brokers rushed President Donald Trump to an underground bunker Friday, as tons of of protesters gathered outdoors the White Home, some throwing rocks and tugging at police barricades simply outdoors the manager mansion.

That’s in line with a Republican near the White Home not licensed to publicly talk about personal issues and confirmed by one other official. The abrupt determination by the brokers underscored the rattled temper contained in the White Home, the place the chants from Lafayette Park may very well be heard all weekend and Secret Service brokers and regulation enforcement officers struggled to comprise the crowds.

The Friday protests, triggered by the death of George Floyd, a black man who died after he was pinned on the neck by a white Minneapolis police officer, turned violent and appeared to catch officers abruptly. It sparked one of many highest alerts on the White Home advanced because the Sept. 11 assaults in 2001. Within the days since, safety on the White Home has been bolstered by the Nationwide Guard and extra personnel from the Secret Service and the U.S. Park Police.

On Sunday, the Justice Division additionally deployed members of the U.S. Marshals Service and brokers from the Drug Enforcement Administration to complement nationwide guard troops outdoors the White Home, in line with a senior Justice Division official. The official couldn’t talk about the matter publicly and spoke on situation of anonymity.

— By Jonathan Lemire and Zeke Miller

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MONTREAL — A protest in Canada demanding justice for George Floyd degenerated into clashes between Montreal police and a few demonstrators.

About three hours after a march that snaked its approach by way of downtown Montreal on Sunday afternoon had ended, Montreal police declared the gathering unlawful after they stated projectiles had been thrown at officers who responded with pepper spray and tear gasoline. Some home windows had been smashed and a few fires had been set.

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A weird scene unfolded within the Southern California metropolis of Lengthy Seaside when individuals stealing from a clothes retailer grew to become trapped.

A girl’s voice was heard screaming inside after which a person abruptly kicked his approach out a window and dropped to the sidewalk. He was rapidly adopted by greater than a half-dozen others, with one man throwing out an armload of garments after which gathering them from off the bottom and operating off.

Because the thieves clambered out, a bunch of police stood close by however didn’t try and make arrests.

A couple of half-mile away, individuals swarmed into shops at The Pike Retailers to steal objects. A big Endlessly 21 retailer was a well-liked goal and a gradual stream ran in after which emerged carrying armloads of clothes. Some introduced rubbish luggage to hold the pilfered items. Just a few stopped outdoors to vary into stolen objects.

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BIRMINGHAM, Alabama — After destroying one statue however failing to topple an enormous Accomplice monument in a Birmingham park, protesters went by way of the town’s enterprise district spray portray buildings and breaking out home windows Sunday evening.

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PHILADELPHIA — The focus of Saturday evening’s unrest in Philadelphia was downtown, however on Sunday there have been pockets of rioting in a number of neighborhoods.

A whole lot of protesters congregated in West Philadelphia the place individuals smashed police automotive home windows, stole objects from the empty automobiles and pushed them in order that they rammed into different cruisers.

After individuals within the crowd threw rocks at police lining the streets, officers in a big SWAT automobile fired tear gasoline and rubber bullets.

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A whole lot of individuals on Sunday marched down historic Route 66 into downtown Albuquerque, protesting the death of George Floyd in Minnesota.

Protesters in New Mexico’s largest metropolis held indicators, wore masks and chanted “Say his title: George Floyd” and “Palms up, don’t shoot.”

When the group arrived on the western fringe of downtown Albuquerque, they stopped and held a second of silence for Floyd that was adopted by cheers. Some protesters marched again to the place they began and others dispersed. Police saved their distance and saved the streets clear in what seemed to be a peaceable occasion.

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DALLAS — Police in Dallas started arresting individuals for being on the road shortly after a 7 p.m. curfew went into impact.

The night-time curfew will final for the subsequent a number of days, police Chief U. Reneé Corridor stated Sunday.

Dallas County additionally closed a number of downtown civil buildings for Monday, together with a civil courthouse and county administration constructing.

Dallas police tweeted photos of officers making arrest sweeps on downtown streets shortly after the curfew started. Dallas reported about 75 arrests over the primary two days of protests Friday and Saturday.

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A bunch of protesters succeeded at getting onto Interstate 55 in Memphis and stalling visitors on the route that leads into neighboring Arkansas.

Officers sporting riot gear blocked the group at first from getting on the lanes of the interstate close to downtown Memphis. However protesters then circumvented the road of officers and made it onto the interstate, strolling previous automobiles caught in visitors.

Some automobiles had been honking their horns because the protesters chanted “Black Lives Matter.”

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LOS ANGELES — A news helicopter captured a scary second throughout a protest in downtown Los Angeles when a police SUV accelerated into a number of individuals on the highway, hitting and knocking two individuals to the bottom.

Witnesses superior on the patrol automotive, prompting the officer to rapidly again up and pace away as protesters chased after the automobile. The protesters who had been hit bought off the bottom and ran onto the sidewalk.

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CHICAGO — Whereas Chicago officers took extraordinary steps Sunday to patrol and prohibit entry to the town’s downtown within the hopes of stopping additional chaos after an evening of protests over the death of George Floyd, studies of vandalism and unrest cropped up all through the day within the metropolis’s neighborhoods and suburbs.

Vandals smashed retailer home windows at a shoe retailer and cellphone store within the heavily-Mexican Little Village neighborhood. A number of suburban procuring malls had been closed out of warning, together with in North Riverside the place police reported a “giant disturbance.”

The unrest unfold from downtown Chicago after a weekend of chaos, as peaceable protests devolved into violence and destruction. By Sunday, six individuals had been shot in Chicago, one fatally, and 240 individuals had been arrested in reference to the demonstrations, police stated.

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AUSTIN, Texas — Throughout an illustration in Austin, officers reportedly fired rubber bullets at protesters throwing water bottles at them. One of many rubber rounds hit a girl within the stomach, in line with the Austin American-Statesman, and he or she writhed on the bottom, crying, “My child, my child.”

Officers reportedly pushed by way of the group to hold her away on a stretcher. Police didn’t instantly reply to questions concerning the incident.