PLEASE SHARE: Donations have been flooding in to the drop-off site on the corner of Lexington & Central in St. Paul. @MissShaIsHere says they need storage, drivers/trucks & volunteers. If you can help, contact email@example.com. Video courtesy: @alisultancomedy @kare11 pic.twitter.com/qXHsTsRDCV— Heidi Wigdahl (@HeidiWigdahl) June 1, 2020
This started at 10am. It’s hard to capture how much food has shown up to Sanford Middle School in one image. It’s astounding and I know this is happening at other places in the city too. pic.twitter.com/DZLmEIJzYR— Evan Frost (@efrostee) May 31, 2020
A few national guard members resting at the Rosemount Armory.They’re working long days and nights and sometimes, this is the only way to get rest. pic.twitter.com/n0KKmp0WxR— Erin Hassanzadeh WCCO (@erinreportsTV) June 1, 2020
A man and two kids, part of a caravan of cars that just rolled through downtown Minneapolis. pic.twitter.com/PCZqctq9Dq— Libor Jany (@StribJany) June 1, 2020
Governor Walz spoke with hip hop star and entrepreneur JayZ about George Floyd and ongoing events.
Walz says JayZ called him about George Floyd killing: "It was so incredibly human. It wasn't JayZ international celebrity. It was a Dad and quite honestly a black man who with visceral pain that he knew."— Patrick Kessler (@PatKessler) May 31, 2020
The highway closures were moved up to 5:00 p.m., and the curfew was imposed for a third straight night.
The curfew on Friday and Saturday night allowed our law enforcement to target those who meant to do harm to our communities. Law enforcement made several arrests and seized weapons, narcotics, long guns, handguns, magazines and knives. pic.twitter.com/PCJcDGOgQq— Governor Tim Walz (@GovTimWalz) May 31, 2020 May 31, 2020
Protesters flooded onto I-35W and were peacefully protesting when a tanker truck sped into the group. No protesters were reported to have sustained injuries, and the driver, Bogdan Vechirko was briefly hospitalized after being pulled out of the truck. Vechirko is currently in police custody.May 31, 2020
Breaking : Mn state officials say at this point there were no serious injuries at all in this horrifying scene pic.twitter.com/3VGm8awOVe— esme murphy (@esmemurphy) June 1, 2020
"It was a tanker truck full of gas. You could smell it and hear it sloshing around. He was coming about 30 mph. I know at least one person who definitely needs help." Dominic Kerr of Minneapolis— John Reinan (@StribGuy) May 31, 2020 June 1, 2020
In a 7:00 p.m. press conference, Gov. Walz announced that Attorney General Keith Ellison would be handling the prosecution of Derek Chauvin.
It with a large degree of humility and a great seriousness, I accept for my office the responsibility for leadership on this critical case involving the killing of George Floyd.We are going to bring to bear all the resources necessary to achieve justice in this case. pic.twitter.com/XXafzFT0Kd— Attorney General Keith Ellison (@AGEllison) June 1, 2020
As curfew began at 8:00 p.m., two groups of protesters remained at two points in the city. One group, at I-35W and Washington Avenue, was quickly surrounded and arrested.
Just ticked over 8pm curfew in Minneapolis. This is the situation on the i35 W bridge pic.twitter.com/QOzNdukw1T— Ashlee Mullany (@AshleeMullany) June 1, 2020 June 1, 2020
Protesters chant “I can’t breathe” and “7 minutes” outside APD HQ. Officers still along I-35 to prevent protesters from gathering on the hwy. pic.twitter.com/E3pk3oCCDK— Jordan Bontke (@JBontkeCBS) June 1, 2020
The second group, at US Bank, walked along Portland Avenue until they reached the intersection of 38th and Chicago Avenue, where they joined other people at the memorial for George Floyd.
Can you see how far back it goes? Totally peaceful protesting outside US Bank Stadium. Water bottles and cupcakes being handed out pic.twitter.com/sAps90f2C0— David Schuman (@david_schuman) May 31, 2020
Crowd at US Bank stadium dispersing as 8:00 curfew nears.— John Reinan (@StribGuy) June 1, 2020
Large group just met up with protesters at US Bank and they are now marching north pic.twitter.com/ULnajNvJ9o— Briana Bierschbach (@bbierschbach) June 1, 2020
Protesters were largely peaceful, even encouraging each other to refrain from violence or escalation.
The crowd is yelling “no fires!” “No burning!”— Audrey Kennedy (@_AudreyKennedy) June 1, 2020
This was cool, as soon as this protest group marched past this house a Somali family ran outside hauling bottles of water. “water water water!” pic.twitter.com/vKaK1keWDc— bengarvin (@bengarvin) June 1, 2020 June 1, 2020
This is Minneapolis on the I-35W & Washington corner. The protest was peaceful.The cops bring in humvees and military vehicles.They just said all these people are surrounded and are under arrest. #resist pic.twitter.com/sOERSg6pSR— Adam Holisky (@AdamHolisky) June 1, 2020
About 150 people are being arrested for curfew violations at I-35W and Washington Avenue after ignoring dispersal orders. #MACCMN— MnDPS_DPS (@MnDPS_DPS) June 1, 2020
MPD squads flying down Washington so fast that it's back door was still open: pic.twitter.com/4OZGlmHeQY— Libor Jany (@StribJany) June 1, 2020
Minneapolis: If you are anywhere near Washington Ave!!! National Guard is coming through along with busses to arrest anyone who is outside past curfew, doesn’t matter if you are peacefully protesting!!! This is outside my window on Washington! pic.twitter.com/T0y8fCSxUr— kari (@kari_smaa) June 1, 2020 June 1, 2020 June 1, 2020
Protesters who have been arrested are being put on this bus pic.twitter.com/JBxuidNVg7— Briana Bierschbach (@bbierschbach) June 1, 2020 June 1, 2020
Protesters coming down Portland. On their way to 38th and Chicago, from Washington Avenue bridge pic.twitter.com/TLaakDtMyz— kristin (@kbrw1969) June 1, 2020
And day six ended where this all began, 38th and Chicago...the memorial for George Floyd.
Protesters coming down Portland. On their way to 38th and Chicago, from Washington Avenue bridge pic.twitter.com/TLaakDtMyz— kristin (@kbrw1969) June 1, 2020 June 1, 2020