FURY EXPLODES ACROSS AMERICA DURING PROTESTS DEMANDING JUSTICE FOR GEORGE FLOYD

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Demonstrations also rocked city streets from New York to Atlanta to Los Angeles...In Washington, the White House was briefly locked down as demonstrators hurled stones at police and security guards.
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Fury sparked by George Floyd's death in Minneapolis police custody spawned massive protests and chaos across the country Friday night into Saturday morning.

In Minneapolis, demonstrators ignored a curfew and vows of a forceful police response to take to the streets for a fourth straight night. Banks, gas stations and even a post office were destroyed.

Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz said Saturday protests that initially were peaceful earlier in the week have now turned toward "wonton destruction and chaos."

Demonstrations that descend into violence are not about "George Floyd's death or inequities or historical traumas to our communities of color," Walz said.

In response, he said the state would mobilize its entire National Guard for the first time since World War II.

"Our tactics again are to try and reduce loss of life and restore order," he said.

Similarly, the mayor of St. Paul said that while that city was quieter Friday night than the previous night, he has been told that all of those arrested were from out of state.

While "there's a group of folks that are sad and mourning" about Floyd, Mayor Melvin Carter said, "there seems to be another group that are using Mr. Floyd's death as a cover to create havoc."

Demonstrations also rocked city streets from New York to Atlanta to Los Angeles.

In New York, demonstrators blocked the Brooklyn Bridge, while Atlanta, Portland and Los Angeles also saw violence.

In Washington, the White House was briefly locked down as demonstrators hurled stones at police and security guards.

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