George Floyd protests: Unrest continues for 6th night across U.S.
Most external lights at the White House were turned off late Sunday as the D.C. National Guard was deployed and authorities fired tear gas at hundreds of protesters nearby, per the New York Times.
What's happening: It's one of several tense, late-night standoffs between law enforcement and demonstrators in the United States over the death of George Floyd and other police-related killings of black people.
- In Washington, D.C., police fired tear gas at over 1,000 protesters in Lafayette Square across from the White House one hour before Sunday's 11 p.m. curfew, AP reports.
- At the White House, demonstrators broke through a police barricade, with several blazes reported — including one in the basement of the historic St. Johns Church that was later extinguished.
- In New York City's Grand Army Plaza, many families were among large crowds gathered on Sunday evening. Hundreds rallied peacefully in Times Square for the city's fourth day of protests. Others marched to Brooklyn about 8:30 p.m and returned across the Manhattan bridge around midnight.
- In Austin, Texas, police fired beanbag rounds at protesters without warning late Sunday, shortly before protests moved onto a highway that had not been closed, with cars honking at demonstrators.
- In Dallas, hundreds marched peacefully through downtown and Klyde Warren Park, and streets were largely clear ahead of the 7 p.m. curfew.
- Cleveland police told media outlets Sunday they are included in the city's downtown curfew, which began at noon and runs until 8 a.m. on Monday. Cleveland police tweeted earlier that curfew violators are subject to arrest.
- In Des Moines, Iowa, a local reporter was detained by police.
- Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz appointed the state's attorney general on Sunday evening to oversee prosecutions related to Floyd's killing. Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was charged Friday with third-degree murder and manslaughter over Floyd's death.
- In Minneapolis, a tanker truck driver drove toward protesters at a peaceful demonstration on Sunday evening. The protesters escaped injury.
- In West Philadelphia, police threw smoke bombs at demonstrators in the early evening, a local radio station reported. Elsewhere in the city, a protest outside the Philadelphia police headquarters broke up ahead of the 6pm curfew. City police said Sunday they made roughly 60 arrests.
- In Santa Monica, California, widespread looting took took place with at least one fire reported, several hours after a large crowd gathered peacefully around 1 p.m. local time to take a knee in the street.
- In Lansing, Michigan, protesters gathered peacefully at the state Capitol, but the situation later escalated as police used tear gas and at least one car was set alight.
- In Miami, demonstrators gathered in front of a federal detention center. Protesters in Tampa marched peacefully toward the city's Third District close to 8 p.m.
- In Indianapolis, tear gas was deployed shortly after 7 p.m. near Monument Circle. Police made multiple arrests.
- At Chicago's Richard J. Daley Center, crowds laid on the concrete and chanted, "I can't breathe" — one of Floyd's last words captured by bystanders before he died.
- The Minnesota National Guard reportedly armed troops on Sunday evening, while members have been activated in 15 states, per the Washington Post.
- In Sioux Falls, South Dakota, protesters marched peacefully at 7 p.m., local time.
Where it stands: Atlanta; Detroit; Indianapolis; D.C.; Los Angeles; Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; Denver; Santa Monica, California; Chicago; Dallas; Philadelphia; San Jose; Salt Lake City; and Cleveland have imposed curfews for Sunday night. Several curfews will last until Monday, NBC News reports.
- Amid the flash-points, some police officers have been pictured kneeling with protesters, with one Michigan sheriff marching alongside demonstrators in Flint.
Editor's note: This article has been updated with new details throughout.