PHOTOS: Across Nation, People Protest Police Brutality After Death Of George Floyd
Rage swept through U.S. cities in response to the killing of George Floyd, a black man who died after Derek Chauvin, a white Minneapolis police officer, kneeled on his neck for at least seven minutes until Floyd went limp.
Chauvin, who was fired after Floyd's death, was charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter on Friday. Three other officers involved in the incident, who were also fired, remain under investigation.
The weekend's unrest was some of the most intense civil disorder in decades. Police tear-gassed protesters, and demonstrators and others set police cars on fire, vandalized buildings and looted stores.
Photographers captured the unrest — and the aftermath.
Boston, Mass. In the back of a rental pickup, Brock Satter leads about one thousand protesters down Washington Street in Boston in outrage over the killing of George Floyd among other protests nationwide. (Jesse Costa/WBUR) A counter-protester holds a sign during the Reopen Massachusetts NOW rally in front of the State House. (Jesse Costa/WBUR) Police stand between counter-protesters and a demonstration calling for the lifting of all government restrictions related to COVID-19 outside the State House in Boston. (Michael Dwyer/AP) Protesters demonstrate on Sunday in Boston over the death of George Floyd. (Steven Senne/AP) A Trump supporter stands next to a woman protesting against the death in police custody of George Floyd on Saturday in Boston. (Michael Dwyer/AP) Minneapolis, Minn. Jessica Knutson, and her daughter Abigail, 3, place flowers at a memorial to George Floyd on Sunday in Minneapolis. Protests continued following the death of Floyd. (John Minchillo/AP) Protesters demonstrate outside of a burning fast food restaurant, Friday, May 29, 2020, in Minneapolis. (John Minchillo/AP) A man looks at the destruction of businesses along Lake Street on Sunday in Minneapolis. Outrage that led to property destruction followed the death of George Floyd, who died after an officer -- now charged with third-degree murder -- kneeled on his neck for about eight minutes while restraining him on May 25. (Bebeto Matthews/AP) Mourners gather to place flowers at a makeshift memorial for George Floyd at the corner of Chicago Avenue and East 38th Street on Sunday in Minneapolis. (John Minchillo/AP) Washington, D.C. Spray paint that reads "Yall Not Tired Yet?" is seen on the base fo the Lincoln Memorial on the National Mall in Washington early Sunday, the morning after protests over the death of George Floyd. (Carolyn Kaster/AP) Demonstrators watch an American flag burn as people gather to protest the death of George Floyd late Sunday near the White House in Washington. (Alex Brandon/AP) Yinka Onayemi holds a sign as he stands quietly on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial looking out over the National Mall in Washington on Sunday to protest the death of George Floyd. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers. (Carolyn Kaster/AP) New York, N.Y. Officers stand guard beside a burned-out mini-New York Police Department vehicle, abandoned on Broadway in Lower Manhattan on Sunday in New York. (Kathy Willens/AP) Police in riot gear walk down a street during protests in the Brooklyn borough of New York, Saturday, May 30, 2020. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig) Los Angeles, Calif. A boy holds a sign during an anti-police brutality protest in downtown Los Angeles on Friday over the death of George Floyd. (Christian Monterrosa/AP) A protester shouts in front of a fire during an anti-police brutality protest over the death of George Floyd in Los Angeles on Saturday. (Ringo H.W. Chiu/AP) A woman looks at a boarded up store front on Sunday in Los Angeles, following a night of unrest and protests over the death of George Floyd. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP) Philadelphia, Penn. Police and protesters clashed on Saturday in Philadelphia, during a demonstration over the death of George Floyd. (Matt Rourke/AP) Denver, Colo. A pedestrian walks past graffiti sprayed on the windows of the ART Hotel in Denver on Sunday during a protest over the death of Floyd. (David Zalubowski/AP) Tear gas fills the air after Denver Police fired canisters during an anti-police brutality protest outside the State Capitol over the death of George Floyd on Saturday. (David Zalubowski/AP) Salt Lake City, Utah Protesters demonstrate in front of police on Saturday in Salt Lake City. Thousands of people converged on downtown Salt Lake City on Saturday to protest the death of George Floyd. (Rick Bowmer/AP) Policemen watch as a vehicle burns as protesters demonstrate on Saturday in Salt Lake City. (Rick Bowmer/AP) Atlanta, Ga. Atlanta Police detain demonstrators at an anti-police brutality protest on Saturday in Atlanta. The protest started peacefully earlier in the day before clashes between police and protesters began. (Mike Stewart/AP) A demonstrator is detained by Atlanta Police during a protest on Saturday in Atlanta. (Brynn Anderson/AP) Demonstrators protest in a fog of gas that the Atlanta police launched at a crowd on Saturday in Atlanta. (Brynn Anderson/AP)