Donations pour in, a tanker truck speeds through a group of protestors and the police effectively enforce curfew on day six of protests in Minneapolis.

Protest on 35W Bridge
Photo credit Jason Giandalia
Across Minneapolis, sites like Sanford Middle School and the corner Lexington and Central in St. Paul were home to donation drop off spots to help those in need. 

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 Video courtesy: @alisultancomedy @kare11

— 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.

— 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.

— Erin Hassanzadeh WCCO (@erinreportsTV) June 1, 2020

A man and two kids, part of a caravan of cars that just rolled through downtown Minneapolis.

— 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.

— Governor Tim Walz (@GovTimWalz) May 31, 2020

⚠️ IMPORTANT UPDATE: Road closures will now begin at 5PM, and will be more extensive than previously planned.

— Minnesota Department of Transportation (@MnDOT) 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.

Thousands of protesters getting on to 35W at University Ave. headed south. They’re calling for justice for #GeorgeFloyd

— Hannah Flood (@hannahfloodfox9) May 31, 2020

Breaking : Mn state officials say at this point there were no serious injuries at all in this horrifying scene

— 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

Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo is at 38th and Chicago right now. Talking with people at the memorial. @kare11

— Alex Hagan (@AlexHaganKARE11) 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.

— 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

— Ashlee Mullany (@AshleeMullany) June 1, 2020

Protestors now moving off I-35 and heading toward APD. @KVUECredit: Jon Arnold

— Molly Oak (@MollyAndAMic) 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.

— 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

— 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

— 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!”

— bengarvin (@bengarvin) June 1, 2020

(Peaceful) protesters surrounded by military in downtown Minneapolis right now. Being arrested for breaking curfew. Just let them protest !!! #JusticeForGeorgeFloyd

— Tess Fahlgren (@trash_fahlgren) 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

— 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:

— 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!

— kari (@kari_smaa) June 1, 2020

Dozens of protesters under arrest at Bobby and Steve’s Auto World in Minneapolis. @kare11

— Adam Jukkola (@Jukkaloop) June 1, 2020

Reporters on 12th Ave can't get past this line of police to get closer to scene on Washington #GeorgeFloyd

— Maya Rao (@Mrao_Strib) June 1, 2020

Protesters who have been arrested are being put on this bus

— Briana Bierschbach (@bbierschbach) June 1, 2020

The @AP says at least 4,100 people have been arrested since protests began in Minneapolis. @WCCO

— Nick Streiff (@nickstreiff) June 1, 2020

Protesters coming down Portland. On their way to 38th and Chicago, from Washington Avenue bridge

— 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

— kristin (@kbrw1969) June 1, 2020

We’ve reached E 38th and Chicago. #GeorgeFloyd

— Mark Freie (@MarkFreie) June 1, 2020