Fourth Day of Protests See Highways Blocked, National Guard

May 30, 2020 - 2:43 am

Protests over the death of George Floyd spilled into a fourth day, causing curfews to be enacted across the city. 

CNN reporter is arrested:

Minnesota police arrest CNN reporter and camera crew as they report from protests in Minneapolis

— CNN (@CNN) May 29, 2020

Volunteers gathered across Minneapolis and St. Paul to clean up in the morning:

People in Minneapolis are out cleaning up after two nights of rioting

— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) May 29, 2020

The officer kneeling on George Floyd’s neck, Derek Chauvin, was arrested and charged with third-degree murder.

Fired Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin 44, has been arrested four days after George Floyd’s fatal arrest. Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman announced he has been charged with third degree murder and manslaughter. @WCCO #GeorgeFloyd

— Jay Gershbein (@JG_Report) May 30, 2020

'It Was A Relief:' George Floyd's Fiancee Speaks Out After Derek Chauvin’s Arrest

— WCCO - CBS Minnesota (@WCCO) May 30, 2020

George Floyd’s best friend and former NBA player Stephen Jackson, along with actor Jamie Foxx and Timberwolves’ star Karl-Anthony Towns, held a rally today. “When was murder okay?” Jackson asked:

Stephen Jackson with just about the most powerful words I’ve ever heard

— Jon Krawczynski (@JonKrawczynski) May 29, 2020

Jamie Foxx is really for his people ... first hand account --

— The T. (@everythingVRT) May 29, 2020

Peaceful protests were held at the government center:

Chants for justice and “George Floyd” as the Hennepin County Government Center comes into view- @KSTP

— Callan Gray (@CallanGrayNews) May 30, 2020

This is just the very tail end of a massive crowd heading north on Chicago in front of US Bank Stadium. Curfew begins at 8

— David Schuman (@david_schuman) May 30, 2020

Protestors gathered and blocked I-35W southbound near Lake Street, causing a shutdown:

I-35W in Minneapolis

— Mike Nolan (@mikenolan99) May 29, 2020

The police began launching tear gas, rubber bullets and smoke grenades at protestors alone Lake Street near Hiawatha Avenue:

This is at Hiawatha Ave and Lake Street. Police have started firing flash bang grenades, rubber bullets and smoke bombs. #GeorgeFloyd

— Aaron L. Morrison (@aaronlmorrison) May 30, 2020

But no law enforcement members were at the intersection of Lake Street and Park Avenue, where several fires were lit:

Car fires are spreading to buildings nearby at Park and Lake. Big crowd dodging speeding cars on Lake Street. No signs of police, National Guard, State Patrol or firefighters.

— Tim Nelson (@timnelson_mpr) May 30, 2020

Chaos here on Lake Street - a gas station is on fire and rioters have allegedly thrown propane tanks into the building.

— Trevor Hughes (@TrevorHughes) May 30, 2020

As the night carried on, the protestors on I-35W looted a UPS truck passing through and set a fire:

Protestors on I-35W just jumped in the back of a UPS truck, taking some items out as the truck pulled through southbound. @kare11

— Danny Spewak (@DannySpewak) May 30, 2020

Fire is set on 35W in downtown Minneapolis as protesters continue to occupy the freeway. | WATCH LIVE:

— WCCO - CBS Minnesota (@WCCO) May 30, 2020

K-Mart gets looted:

The @Kmart on Lake Street is being looted right now.

— News Talk 830 WCCO (@wccoradio) May 30, 2020

The K-Mart on Nicollet, which was supposed to be demolished in the next few months, is now being looted. @kare11

— Danny Spewak (@DannySpewak) May 30, 2020

This was a video of the hibachi restaurant on fire at Lake and 1st Ave. Apologies for poor quality

— David Schuman (@david_schuman) May 30, 2020

Protestors and law enforcement clashed at the 5th Police Precinct, where over 350 police officers and members of the national guard were deployed to defend the precinct:

Law enforcement showing up in large numbers now, heading towards fifth precinct. People running away. Show of force.

— bengarvin (@bengarvin) May 30, 2020

Breaking. The National Guard is moving in on the rioters at the 5th Precinct in Minneapolis.

— Patriot Boogaloo Voice ---- (@bvoice_p) May 30, 2020

Near 5th Precinct in Minneapolis@kare11

— Kevin Conway (@_kevinconway_) May 30, 2020

Just took this picture from our deck a little over a mile south of the 5th Precinct.

— Meteorologist Aaron Shaffer (@AaronShafferWX) May 30, 2020

And finally a message of hope and love for Minneapolis:

Downtown Minneapolis has a message we all need right now.

— News Talk 830 WCCO (@wccoradio) May 30, 2020
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