Since George Floyd was killed by a police officer named Derek Chauvin on Monday, more than 30 cities across the U.S. have held their own protests. In the days following Floyd's death in Minneapolis, protesters took to the streets in the city in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. As ELLE.com pointed out earlier this week, Minneapolis protesters have come up against officers using tear gas and bullets. When white protesters demonstrated against COVID-19 restrictions weeks ago, they received no such backlash.
The looting that has resulted from some of these protests prompted this tweet from President Trump, which read, in part, "when the looting starts, the shooting starts" and received a public notice from Twitter.
In Louisville, residents protested the death of Breonna Taylor, the 26-year-old EMT was shot and killed in her own Kentucky apartment by police after what is now being referred to as a "botched" search warrant execution on March 13. On Thursday evening, seven people were shot at the Louisville protest. All shooting victims are "stable and recovering," Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer said at a press conference Friday.
Below are tweets from people at some of the protests around the nation and from those organizing and sharing their thoughts about these efforts for justice. Many contain videos from these protests.
Minneapolis and St. Paul
Here’s the real truth about what happened today during the Atlanta Protests. pic.twitter.com/rUa1rdN7W9— Dom 🌱 (@veganhippiesol) May 30, 2020
Ongoing protest in Boston South End for George Floyd. pic.twitter.com/CKAnbSEyp3— Jno 🏳️🌈 (@JNoBoston) May 29, 2020
just left the boston protest. hundreds of people. it’s winding down and there’s been no violence. i didn’t see a single person without a mask except a police officer that was laughing and sneering at protestors. shit ton of graffiti but peaceful #BlackLivesMatter #RAISETHEDEGREE pic.twitter.com/s7WB5pwFnF— faith BLACK LIVES MATTER (@lcxakomtrikru) May 29, 2020
LIVE ON @wave3news - something I’ve never seen in my career.— Lauren Jones (@LaurenWAVE3TV) May 30, 2020
An armed officer shooting directly at our reporter @KaitlinRustWAVE and photographer @jbtcardfan during the protests in #Louisville.
My prayers are going out to everyone tonight.
Such a scary situation for all. pic.twitter.com/Ipg0DjFIXu
⭐️ if you’re in austin and going to the protest tomorrow, let me know if you’re in need of any supplies that may be needed (first aid, water, poster board, etc.). i’m unable to go, but able to drop off some needed items to people going later today. pic.twitter.com/6Up00BvMVd— dana 🌙 (@candycorndana) May 29, 2020
to anyone wanting to attend protests in Austin!!!! pic.twitter.com/7rzypui8LA— vanessa (@vanessasayroo) May 30, 2020
#NOW: On the fourth day of nationwide protests after the death of George Floyd, hundreds are setting out from DC’s U Street for a march toward the White House.— Alejandro Alvarez (@aletweetsnews) May 29, 2020
Their starting chant: “No justice, no peace.” Later, it’s “Derek Chauvin, third degree—fuck that, it’s first degree.” pic.twitter.com/dNpZ2S75B1
New Orleans !! We out here! Ima need the black community to show up cause there ain’t enough of us out here. Cmon y’all! Duncan plaza it’s time to peacefully protest #GeorgeFloydProtests #BlackLivesMatter pic.twitter.com/qvr30QujVq— madnexx (@madnexx1) May 30, 2020
CINCINNATI PROTEST! JUNE 1ST SPREAD THE WORD pic.twitter.com/TXWEK4jqE7— 🍒 𝔍𝔞𝔫𝔫𝔞𝔦 🍒 (@jannai_r) May 28, 2020
Iris Roley and Siri Imani speaking now at the protest against racial disparities in Cincinnati's Washington Park. pic.twitter.com/ZwWvlJMDyn— Nick Swartsell (@nswartsell) May 30, 2020
saw this on twitter today if you plan on going to the protest in detroit tomorrow stay safe!! pic.twitter.com/kgAvjpUvr1— iz🚀🤍🤍 (@izzyklida) May 29, 2020
two protests planned for milwaukee:— jack (@jkov98) May 29, 2020
May 29th @ 1pm at the Wisconsin Black Historical Society: https://t.co/IWgkpXQ1rl
May 30th @ 12pm starting at Veterans Park: https://t.co/BN4WZt8yK9
Reply with any other known protests
Milwaukee is one of the most segregated cities in America. but the news may not cover the fact that everyone came together peacefully to protest today. as for you all being inconvenienced by the I-43 shutdown, imagine the inconvenience of being murdered because of your skin color— Connie (@ConDeReplay) May 29, 2020
The Denver protest are being reported as violent yet 2 weeks ago we had people blocking streets heading to the capital building with there automatic weapons spitting in officers faces during a pandemic all because they wanted a hair cut and their nails done... #GeorgeFloydprotest— 𝕵𝖔𝖗𝖉𝖆𝖓 𝕽𝖆𝖞 ✊🏽 (@theejordanray) May 29, 2020
Spotted near 38th and Chicago this evening: a child’s protest sign. pic.twitter.com/MXwVvdCiWF— Cass Adair (@cassius_a) May 27, 2020
Today’s nonviolent protest in Kansas City went exceptionally. pic.twitter.com/Uprivx4g1G— QuartzKoi (@quartzkoi) May 30, 2020
I’m holding a peaceful protest in Kansas City Missouri this Saturday on the Plaza for all the black lives lost to police! SAY THEIR NAME! THEY MATTER! BLACK LIVES MATTER #GeorgeFloyd #BreonnaTaylor #CameronLamb #icantbreathe pic.twitter.com/2Mvvmr3O7k— Aunty Keji (@OluwatoyinKeji) May 28, 2020
Peaceful protests are underway in Downtown Houston. pic.twitter.com/bURbp4ppc1— Isles Road Warrior (@IslesRW) May 29, 2020
Austin, Texas protests Saturday 5/30 and Sunday 5/31. Be there. & WEAR A MASK pic.twitter.com/ERFGYNWxqX— e🌟 (@klodnickels) May 30, 2020
Oakland Protests. May 29th, 2020 pic.twitter.com/KxXyXLES3i— Flower Boy 🌙🇲🇽 (@_NathanDavid) May 30, 2020
black lives matter blm protest on saturday in los angeles la !! if yall could spread the word that would be great thank you 🥺✊🏿💘 pic.twitter.com/PiHvz8EZZR— ➳ khris⁷ ✨ ᵇˡᵐ ᵃᶜᵃᵇ (@vau_gency) May 29, 2020
tw— malaika!!🇰🇪 BLM (@hesogo1den) May 28, 2020
i’m in LA for the black lives matter protest and the cops literally just ran people over and i’m literally shaking right now because it was so fucking terrifying and that’s exactly why we’re fucking doing this
New York City
Protest in Harlem for George Floyd. pic.twitter.com/zgGYt4jQKd— Keith Boykin (@keithboykin) May 30, 2020
this is the car that sped through the blm protest in bakersfield. it was a man in a white shirt that was driving !! pic.twitter.com/7qNWyi4Lk2— gemini szn 🍭 (@jazzyabstrakt) May 30, 2020
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