Best thing I’ve seen since Monday. Folks cleaning up outside of the burnt down target across the street from the fallen third precinct in Minneapolis. pic.twitter.com/y5GVAeCa4f— Adam Jukkola (@Jukkaloop) May 30, 2020
Minneapolis police update on their efforts from overnight, as a large peaceful protest is underway:- 27 booked in county jail, most on riot charges, 2 on burglary- 383 reports of burglary, property damage, biz alarms- 23 fires tracked pic.twitter.com/m0eZl5mwtL— Jason DeRusha (@DeRushaJ) May 30, 2020
WATCH: People gathered earlier for a peaceful protest outside the fifth precinct to honor George Floyd. Credit: CE Visuals. pic.twitter.com/RcMKMFfkeM— WCCO - CBS Minnesota (@WCCO) May 31, 2020
The National Guard has been released in Minneapolis to do the job that the Democrat Mayor couldn’t do. Should have been used 2 days ago & there would not have been damage & Police Headquarters would not have been taken over & ruined. Great job by the National Guard. No games!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 31, 2020
WCCO-TV photojournalist Tom Aviles was shot by a rubber bullet and taken into police custody. He was released after a few hours.May 31, 2020
After more than two hours in custody he has been released, despite numerous earlier assurances from authorities he was already out. Here is the video of Tom being hit by a non-lethal round. pic.twitter.com/utKfcEepXJ— Guy Still (@mplstvguy) May 31, 2020
The Minnesota Department of Transporation announced that, beginning at 7:00 p.m., I-35W, I-35E, I-94, I-394 and Highway 55 would be closed until the city-wide curfew was lifted at 6:00 a.m. Sunday morning.
Dusk in Minneapolis after city wide curfew imposed. pic.twitter.com/AMWwuHF0fk— Carlos Gonzalez (@CarlosGphoto) May 31, 2020
This is the current standoff with the I35W bridge dividing protesters & police. Some of the demonstrators are throwing small fireworks down from the overpass. Officers firing periodic shots in their direction, as well as occasional flash bangs. #Minneapolis pic.twitter.com/z0lhUNcTCF— Garrett Tenney (@Garrett_FoxNews) May 31, 2020
Law enforcement holding strong:
National Guard says it is at a position of strength that it was *not in last night— Erin Hassanzadeh WCCO (@erinreportsTV) May 31, 2020
Massive police presence off side of Hiawatha, north of 26th street pic.twitter.com/IezzXTaqT7— Liz Sawyer (@ByLizSawyer) May 31, 2020
Once curfew began at 8:00 p.m., law enforcement went through neighborhoods forcing people inside by using rubber bullets, even if people were just on their porch.
Share widely: National guard and MPD sweeping our residential street. Shooting paint canisters at us on our own front porch. Yelling “light em up” #JusticeForGeorgeFloyd #JusticeForGeorge #BlackLivesMatter pic.twitter.com/bW48imyt55— Tanya Kerssen (@tkerssen) May 31, 2020 May 31, 2020
It is eerily quiet at Lake and Nicollet right now. We're in the Kmart parking lot, which was a looter's playground last night. It was a lawless area. Several fires were burning nearby. No longer the case tonight.@WCCO pic.twitter.com/5KKo34n9G1— Jeff Wagner (@Jeff_Wagner4) May 31, 2020
This is the dividing line between St. Paul & Minneapolis on University Avenue currently a line of @sppdmn & @RamseySheriff deputies have blocked access to and from Minneapolis @KARE11 pic.twitter.com/XcFStrwZ2A— Dave Peterlinz (@DPet_KARE11News) May 31, 2020
Groups gathered across Minneapolis and St. Paul to defend their communities, pushing back against barriers built by protestors and holding positions along the beleaguered Lake Street.
@WBBMNewsradio @wccoradioAn armed native american organization made up of former service members. Sanctioned by Governor and Mayor to protect their area of the community...during Minneapolis curfew and protest/riot. pic.twitter.com/lOly3NQFYa— Brandon Ison (@MrBrandonIson) May 31, 2020
@WBBMNewsradio @wccoradioPart 2: An armed native american organization made up of former service members. Sanctioned by Governor and Mayor to protect their area of the community...during Minneapolis curfew and protest/riot. pic.twitter.com/lOly3NQFYa pic.twitter.com/jciN1gwsUN— Brandon Ison (@MrBrandonIson) May 31, 2020
@WBBMNewsradio @wccoradioPart 3: Medics...An armed native american organization made up of former service members. Sanctioned by Governor and Mayor to protect their area of the community...during Minneapolis curfew and protest/riot. pic.twitter.com/lOly3NQFYa pic.twitter.com/nRXREKO8nu— Brandon Ison (@MrBrandonIson) May 31, 2020
After several hours of no police presence, the intersection of 38th and Chicago, the location of George Floyd’s death, was cleared out by police and the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office.
My God, how quickly things changed. I was in the middle of a live shot about how peaceful it was at the intersection of 38th and Chicago. Then Hennepin Co. Sheriff's Office showed up. @WCCO https://t.co/39gjGpm0s1 pic.twitter.com/BULEmDH9A7— Jeff Wagner (@Jeff_Wagner4) May 31, 2020