Rioters in Washington, D.C., reportedly breached the U.S. Treasury Department and have caused some damage to the building.
Rioters “in the nation’s capital breached the complex of the Treasury Department and spray painted the area,” CNN reported. “Some of the protesters were briefly detained by the US Secret Service but eventually let go.”
“4 men pose in front of the Freedman’s Bank building, now a @USTreasury annex near WH, after it was tagged during the mainly peaceful protest today,” Fox News reporter Fin Gomez reported. “Historic site bc the bank helped newly emancipated communities in the post-Civil War era. Frederick Douglass was bank president.”
4 men pose in front of the Freedman’s Bank building, now a @USTreasury annex near WH, after it was tagged during the mainly peaceful protest today. Historic site bc the bank helped newly emancipated communities in the post-Civil War era. Frederick Douglass was bank president. pic.twitter.com/jcyIwHKJFC
— Fin Gomez (@finnygo) May 30, 2020
“The White House was under a brief lockdown Friday night as protests erupted across the country over the death of Minneapolis man George Floyd, bringing tensions to a boiling point and forcing one of the Twin Cities to issue a curfew while demonstrators clashed with police across the U.S.,” Fox 5 reported. “Fox News and other members of the press were immediately moved inside as the White House went into lockdown. A dozen reporters were said to be inside the West Wing. One of the protestors was later taken into custody by the Secret Service outside the White House Friday night.”
The Washington Post highlighted major developments from today in the George Floyd case:
- Fired Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter in the death of George Floyd, Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman announced Friday afternoon.
- The Hennepin County Medical Examiner announced it has “no physical findings that support a diagnosis of traumatic asphyxia or strangulation” in the preliminary results of Floyd’s autopsy.
- Minneapolis and St. Paul are under an overnight curfew this weekend, according to an order issued by Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz. The curfew is in effect Friday and Saturday nights from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. Roseville, Minn., which neighbors the Twin Cities, is also under a weekend overnight curfew.
- Chauvin had previously shot one suspect, was involved in the fatal shooting of another, and received at least 17 complaints during his nearly two decades with the Minneapolis Police Department, according to police records and archived news reports. He also previously served in the military.
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