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Photos: Protests In Response To The Death Of George Floyd Shake The Nation

A woman stands in front of a line of police officers near the White House during a protest in Washington, D.C. (Tyrone Turner/WAMU)
A woman stands in front of a line of police officers near the White House during a protest in Washington, D.C. (Tyrone Turner/WAMU)

Demonstrators and police clashed this weekend as anguish and rage swept through cities across the U.S. in response to the death of George Floyd. Protesters were tear-gassed, police cars destroyed, buildings vandalized and businesses looted in some of the nation's worst civil unrest in years.

Here's a look at some of the cities.

Police officers stand in a line amid protesters in Raleigh, N.C. (Jason deBruyn/WUNC)
People take pictures of a destroyed Wells Fargo bank branch in Minneapolis during continued demonstrations on Saturday against the death of George Floyd in police custody. (Jim Urquhart for NPR)
At a rally on Saturday, protesters march and carry signs in New York's West Village as they demonstrate in outrage over the death of George Floyd. (Bryan R. Smith/AFP via Getty Images)
George Floyd's niece Gabrielle Thompson (center) cries as she hugs another woman during a Justice for George Floyd event in Houston on Saturday. (Mark Felix/AFP via Getty Images)
Protesters sit at an intersection during a protest over the deaths of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor in Louisville, Ky. Taylor, a black woman, was fatally shot by Louisville police in her home in March. (Darron Cummings/AP)
A couple wears masks that read "I Can't Breathe" during a demonstration in Minneapolis on Saturday. (Jim Urquhart for NPR)
A man kicks a damaged police vehicle in Los Angeles on Saturday following a protest against the death of George Floyd. Clashes broke out and major cities imposed curfews as America began another night of unrest on Saturday. (Ariana Drehsler/AFP via Getty Images)
Portraits of George Floyd have become a fresh symbol of police brutality against black people, and a sign reading, "Racism kills, here, there and all over the world," hung on the fence of the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City on Saturday. (Pedro Pardo/AFP via Getty Images)
A woman is pepper-sprayed by law enforcement in Minneapolis during a demonstration against the death of George Floyd. (Jim Urquhart for NPR)
A woman is assisted after being struck with pepper spray by law enforcement in Minneapolis. (Jim Urquhart for NPR)
Demonstrators are detained by police during a protest in Atlanta. The protest started peacefully earlier in the day before demonstrators and police clashed. (Brynn Anderson/AP)
A man walks past a vandalized business during the Justice for George Floyd protest in Philadelphia on Saturday night. (Matt Slocum/AP)
A firecracker thrown by protesters explodes among police officers near the White House. (Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP via Getty Images)
Protesters gather in Richmond, Va., on Saturday night. (Coleman Jennings/Virginia Public Media)
A protester adds material to a fire engulfing a building that once housed a check-cashing business in St. Paul, Minn., on Saturday. (John Minchillo/AP)

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