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A firework explodes behind a line of police officers next to the Colorado State Capitol during a protest over the death of George Floyd in Denver on May 30. Photo : Michael Ciaglo/Getty Images

Police used tear gas, rubber bullets and pepper spray as the protests sparked by the killing of George Floyd continued nationwide into early Sunday.

The big picture: Police responded over the weekend with force, in cities ranging from Salt Lake City to Atlanta to Des Moines, Houston to Detroit, Milwaukee to Washington, D.C., Denver and Louisville. Large crowds gathered in Minneapolis on Saturday for the fifth day in a row.

  • Multiple cities imposed curfews for Saturday night as police continue to try to break up crowds.
  • Civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) was among the leaders to urge protesters to demonstrate peacefully amid reports of looting and the burning of buildings in some places. "Be constructive, not destructive," Lewis said.
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What's happening: Demonstrators are demanding justice for the killing of Floyd, a black man who died Monday after at least one police officer pinned him to the ground with a knee to his neck.

Protesters and police face off outside the White House on May 30. Photo: Eric Baradat/AFP via Getty Images
A journalist is injured after police started firing tear gas and rubber bullets near the 5th police precinct during a demonstration in Minneapolis on May 30. Photo: Chandan Khanna/AFP via Getty Images
Police vehicles burn after being set on fire by demonstrators in the Fairfax District of Los Angeles on May 30. Photo: Mark Ralston/AFP via Getty Images
People run from tear gas during protests in Seattle, Washington on May 30. Photo: Jason Redmond/AFP via Getty Images
A woman is seen crying in New York City as protesters and law enforcement continue to clash following George Floyd's death on May 30, 2020. Photo: David Dee Delgado/Getty Images
Demonstrators gathered at Lafayette Park in D.C. across from the White House attempt to breach a police barricade during a protest over the death of George Floyd on May 30, 2020. Photo: Yasin Ozturk/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images
Protesters rally outside the statehouse in Columbus, Ohio for the fourth straight day. Photo: Megan Jelinger/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images
The building burned down after protesters took to the streets for days following George Floyd's death. Photo: Tayfun Coskun/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images
Police advance on demonstrators in Minneapolis as the protests continue for the fifth day in a row. Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images
Groups of protesters gather in Los Angeles as police cars burn in a fire on May 30, 2020. Photo: Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images
A protester wearing a suit and holding a briefcase that says "Don't Shoot" in Brooklyn, N.Y. Photo: Ira L. Black/Corbis via Getty Images
An injured woman is tended to near the White House after protesting the death of George Floyd on May 30, 2020. Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images
Demonstrators hold signs and chant with their fists raised in Miami, Fla. on May 30, 2020. Photo: Adam DelGiudice/AFP/Getty Images
Protesters march down Main Street in front of the Wisconsin Capitol during a peaceful protest on May 30, 2020, in Madison, Wisconsin. Photo: Lawrence Iles/Icon Sportswire/Getty Images

Go deeper: Protests over George Floyd's death grip Minneapolis

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Portland marks 100 days of protests

A protester holds a Black Lives Matter sign during a march to the Police Union building in Portland, Oregon, on Friday. Photo: Allison Dinner/AFP via Getty Images

Protesters in Portland, Oregon, are marking 100 days of demonstrations against police brutality and systemic racism with a series of events this holiday weekend amid a backdrop of unrest.

The big picture: Demonstrators are holding vigils and speeches, while supporters of President Trump plan another caravan rally, AP notes. Police declared an unlawful assembly and arrested 27 people over Friday night, but there were peaceful scenes Saturday as protesters held sit-ins, played music and "stenciled the names of 39 Black people" killed by police or racially motivated violence, the Oregonian reports. The protests began over the May death of George Floyd.

Updated Sep 7, 2020 - Politics & Policy

Rochester mayor vows to reform police after Daniel Prude's death

Demonstrators in Rochester, New York. Photo: Tayfun Coskun/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

Lovely Warren, mayor of Rochester, New York, pledged reforms to the city's police as protests continued Sunday over the death of Daniel Prude, a Black man who was experiencing mental health issues when he was detained.

Driving the news: Prude died seven days after being hooded and held down by Rochester police. Police Chief La’Ron Singletary said at a news conference with Warren that he supported the changes and he was "dedicated to taking the necessary actions to prevent this from ever happening again."

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker will not seek re-election in 2022

Mass. Gov. Charlie Baker (R) speaking during a press conference in November 2021. Photo: Jonathan Wiggs/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker (R), a moderate who typically ranks as one of the nation's most popular governors, said Wednesday that he and Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito (R) will not seek third terms in 2022.

Why it matters: The decision leaves the gubernatorial race wide open and will likely affect multiple down-ballot races next year. Baker was expected to be the front-runner had he joined the race.

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