Protestors out past curfew are met with force

Burned Down Building
Photo credit Entercom/Brandon Ison

Protests continue despite Governor Tim Walz’s announcement that the 8 p.m. curfew will be enforced by the National Guard.  

Leading up to the curfew began thousands of protestors continued to march and protest the death of George Floyd.

15 minutes to curfew in Minneapolis.

— Omar Jimenez (@OmarJimenez) May 31, 2020

The highways in and out of Minneapolis have been closed off and the Minneapolis police force has the backings of the Minnesota National Guard. There have not been any reports of violence yet as protestors began to march deeper into the city on Lake St.

Group marching down Lake Street

— Briana Bierschbach (@bbierschbach) May 31, 2020

While one march began to spread into the city the National Guard and the Minneapolis PD began to shoot tear gas and break up the march.

This State Patrol formation developed quickly. Tear gas is starting

— Brian Bakst (@Stowydad) May 31, 2020

Governor Walz announced that unlike the previous night the 8 p.m. curfew would be enforced to help maintain civility. 

The police force and the National guard have started to make arrests and started to use flashbangs as well as tear gas to break up crowds of protestors who are out past curfew.

Law enforcement spreading tear gas to protestors in Minnesota. 8:00 curfew in effect.

— Darryl Forges (@Darryl_Forges) May 31, 2020

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