UNREST: Trump Tower, White House Come Under Violent Attack On Fifth Day Protest [PHOTOS]
May. 31, 2020
Tense protests over the death of George Floyd raged for a fifth consecutive night on Saturday in cities across the U.S., from Philadelphia to Los Angeles, with police cars set ablaze and reports of injuries mounting on all sides.
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The demonstrations, which began in Minneapolis following Floyd's death on Monday when a police officer pressed a knee onto his neck until he stopped breathing, have become a national phenomenon as protesters decry years of police brutality against African Americans.
The violent clashes between activists and law enforcement reached the White House and the doors of Trump Towers in New York and Chicago on Saturday night after Donald Trump inflamed the situation with tweets threatening "vicious" retribution.
The unrest has since become a national phenomenon as protesters decry years of deaths at police hands.
Tens of thousands of people were in the streets across the country, many of them not wearing masks or observing social distancing, raising concerns among health experts about the potential for spreading the coronavirus pandemic at a time when much of the country is in the process of reopening society and the economy.
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