Update (2315ET): Rioters made quick work of the CNN logo outside the building, covering it with graffiti and standing on it, as if declaring victory over fake news.
CNN being vandalized in Atlanta pic.twitter.com/CPlZkyhtUC— The_Real_Fly (@The_Real_Fly) May 30, 2020
In Atlanta, vandals broke into the College Football Hall of Fame where they stole memorabilia.
#BREAKING New images into @Fox5Atlanta show vandals breaking the windows of the College Football Hall of Fame and stealing items from the Downtown #Atlanta location. #fox5atl #GeorgeFloyd pic.twitter.com/n0VHSEqoea— FOX 5 Atlanta (@FOX5Atlanta) May 30, 2020
More shots from Atlanta tonight pic.twitter.com/TmUmW5nXxZ— kieron (@kieroncg) May 30, 2020
Meanwhile, the Treasury Department in DC was breached by rioters, who spray painted the building. According to CNN, some of the protesters were stopped by US Secret Service but eventually let go.
TREASURY DEPARTMENT IN DC BREACHED BY RIOTERS— intelwave ⚓️ (@inteldotwav) May 30, 2020
Trying their best to calm things down were New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, who tweeted "We have a long night ahead of us in Brooklyn. Our sole focus is deescalating this situation and getting people home safe. There will be a full review of what happened tonight. We don’t ever want to see another night like this."
Atlanta Mayor Keisha Bottoms admonished the protesters - telling them "You are disgracing our city, you are disgracing the life of George Floyd"
Atlanta Mayor Bottoms condemns rioters in fiery speech: "You are disgracing our city, you are disgracing the life of George Floyd" pic.twitter.com/QPCVkG0JIO— BNO News (@BNONews) May 30, 2020
Maybe the protesters just need to listen to Killer Mike:
Drop everything and watch Killer Mike's speech in Atlanta tonight. I don't agree with him on all of his politics, but that doesn't matter tonight. He's 100% right about how to handle protesting and how to change the system... and it isn't burning your city to the ground. pic.twitter.com/VzDNMTM0wH— Tim Young (@TimRunsHisMouth) May 30, 2020
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'With ongoing social unrest in Minneapolis, protests are unfolding across major US cities on Friday evening. From Washington, D.C. to New York City to Atlanta to Ohio to Los Angeles to San Jose, tens of thousands of people are marching on the street demanding justice for George Floyd, the man who was killed by Minneapolis Police on Monday.
Starting in Atlanta, protesters are attacking CNN's headquarters.
The Atlanta protests quickly turned violent:
CNN's Fernando Alfonso reports the social unrest outside of his newsroom.
Police cars getting literally destroyed in Atlanta outside the CNN Center pic.twitter.com/x5zRxZVQpb— Fernando Alfonso III (@fernalfonso) May 29, 2020
Protesters are now setting Atlanta Police Department (APD) vehicles on fire.
Portions of the CNN Center in Atlanta have been outright destroyed even as police in riot gear defend the building
“Protesters” and “demonstrators” destroy portions of CNN Center in Atlanta, torch cars, toss incendiary device into phalanx of police in riot gear defending building and employees.— James A. Gagliano (@JamesAGagliano) May 30, 2020
Violent rioters endangering lives.
APD needs full turnout, augmentation from State Patrol & Feds. pic.twitter.com/RJrT0C0yI6
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution tweets several pictures of the chaos and destruction unfolding in downtown Atlanta.
"Black Lives Matter" signs were spotted in Atlanta.
It's getting wild in Atlanta tonight
Downtown Atlanta tonightpic.twitter.com/ozMpcNsZ6K— Courtney Holland 🇺🇸 (@hollandcourtney) May 30, 2020
In Washington, D.C., hundreds of protesters, if not thousands, have assembled outside of the White House.
The protest then headed to in front of the White House. A protester was taken by the USSS in front of Pennsylvania Ave into an adjacent federal building. Unclear what he did.A couple men then splintered off from the group and spray painted “F*ck Trump” on the building. @cbsnews pic.twitter.com/OVwPu0PF6X— Fin Gomez (@finnygo) May 29, 2020
A protester climbed the fence of a federal building and spray-painted "Fuck Trump."
Here's the video:
At least one protestor spray painted graffiti on the bank building. pic.twitter.com/GSglZWAI18— Clarence Williams (@nu1wcf) May 29, 2020
Secret Service clashes with protesters
Hundreds, maybe even thousands, are marching the streets towards the White House this evening.
DC Protest now heading to the White House pic.twitter.com/nnVnFr9uod— Deb 🧻 🆘 (@debramayberry) May 29, 2020
Headed for the White House pic.twitter.com/Sw0m5bueZa— Jamie Catherwood (@jfc_3_) May 29, 2020
#NOW: On the fourth day of nationwide protests after the death of George Floyd, hundreds are setting out from DC’s U Street for a march toward the White House.— Alejandro Alvarez (@aletweetsnews) May 29, 2020
Their starting chant: “No justice, no peace.” Later, it’s “Derek Chauvin, third degree—fuck that, it’s first degree.” pic.twitter.com/dNpZ2S75B1
Protesters continue to clash with Secret Service in front of the White House.
People have managed to toss over the temporary barricades, they’re being pushed back by the Secret Service. More police arriving. Heating up fast outside the White House’s north lawn. pic.twitter.com/jaXKmjV0R9— Alejandro Alvarez (@aletweetsnews) May 29, 2020
More folks headed to the White House.
The hundreds still with this protest are marching away from the White House eastbound for the Capitol building. Pennsylvania Avenue is shut down for blocks but cars watching them pass are honking in support.— Alejandro Alvarez (@aletweetsnews) May 30, 2020
Out ahead are the Trump Hotel and the Justice Dept. pic.twitter.com/5dhkugYKUs
According to VOA's Steve Herman, "the White House is on lockdown, with many reporters stuck inside," due to demonstrations outside.
In New York City, thousands hit the streets in Manhattan to protest police brutality.
A friend just sent this to me, crowds arriving right now to protest outside Barclays Center. pic.twitter.com/lHSb9VFm3e— Mariya Abedi (@msabedi) May 29, 2020
NYPD protecting the entrance of the Barclays Center earlier today.
UPDATE: Police and protesters clashed outside the Barclays Center a short time ago. Several violent arrests were posted to social media. Other videos showed pepper spray being used. (Video courtesy Jessica Roff) pic.twitter.com/9YPcGyoZA6— Spectrum News NY1 (@NY1) May 30, 2020
The protest goes from peaceful to violent quickly in NYC.
New York City protest pic.twitter.com/grzxcjckgb— maria viti (@selfdeclaredref) May 29, 2020
A lot just popped off at the protest for George Floyd at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Pepper spray, batons, and several arrests https://t.co/gkdtu4ZUVb pic.twitter.com/HX953IWtPq via @j0ncampbell #NewYork— Protests Map (@MapProtests) May 29, 2020
As night falls, rioters have attacked and overrun the 88th precinct in Brooklyn, resulting in a level 3 mobilization, which requires all special units respond and four cars from every command in the city to location. The 84th precincts is under siege, as well. Also, Brooklyn North.
NYPD van by Fort Green Park set ablaze just now.— James A. Gagliano (@JamesAGagliano) May 30, 2020
Level 3 mobilization to 88 Pct.
10-13 call (Officer down) at 84 Pct. pic.twitter.com/As3wvUsQuK
The situation in the Big Apple is quickly turning from bad to worse, with unconfirmed reports that officers have been shot:
Reports of another NYPD 10-13 (Radio call of “Officer down”).— James A. Gagliano (@JamesAGagliano) May 30, 2020
Also another RMP (Police van) engulfed in flames.
Police vans were lit on fire by the angry mob:
The situation in Brooklyn is critical:
Rioters pushing the lines in Brooklyn pic.twitter.com/8hcyjsyTwO— Rob O'Donnell (@odonnell_r) May 30, 2020
One Twiter user tweets a list of cities where protests have been seen on Friday evening.
- Louisville, KY
- Minneapolis, MN
- Atlanta, GA
- Los Angeles, CA
- Evansville, IN
- Columbia, SC Charlotte
- NC Memphis, TN
- Tampa Bay, FL
- Columbus, OH
- New York City
- Phoenix, AZ
- Omaha, NE
- St. Louis, MO
- Ferguson, MO
- Houston, TX
In Houston, protesters clash with police.
Protesters "temporarily shut down the northbound lanes of 288 going into downtown Houston Friday afternoon," tweeted Houston Chronicles' Mark Mulligan.
Protesters unleash hell on a Houston Police car.
One Twitter user says "snipers" are "on buildings" in Houston.
DO NOT IGNORE ‼️‼️‼️— ACAB! #blacklivesmatter (@wizonv) May 29, 2020
IF YOU ARE AT THE HOUSTON PROTEST PLEASE BE CAREFUL THERE ARE SNIPERS ON BUILDINGS pic.twitter.com/C0AoXJMwUv
On the West Coast, protests in downtown Los Angeles have begun.
In San Jose, protesters are shutting down 101 Highway.
Nationwide protests are likely to get worse through the weekend. It's only a matter of time before more governors deploy the Nation Guard to restore order. America is quickly descending into chaos.
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