Multiple fires, vandalism in DC on 3rd night of protests

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Police stand on the D.C.-Maryland border during a third night of protests in D.C.

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Police stand guard over a shop that has been broken into during the third night of protests in D.C.

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Police stand near the D.C.-Maryland border during a night of protests in D.C.

Demonstrators protest the death of George Floyd, near the White House on May 31, 2020 in Washington, DC. – Thousands of National Guard troops patrolled major US cities after five consecutive nights of protests over racism and police brutality that boiled over into arson and looting, sending shock waves through the country. The death Monday of an unarmed black man, George Floyd, at the hands of police in Minneapolis ignited this latest wave of outrage in the US over law enforcement’s repeated use of lethal force against African Americans — this one like others before captured on cellphone video.  (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images)

<p>A demonstrator breaks the window of a Metropolitan Police Department cruiser during a protest against the death of George Floyd, Sunday, May 31, 2020, near the White House in Washington. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)</p>
A demonstrator breaks the window of a Metropolitan Police Department cruiser during a protest against the death of George Floyd, Sunday, May 31, 2020, near the White House in Washington. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Demonstrators gather to protest the death of George Floyd, Sunday, May 31, 2020, near the White House in Washington. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

There was also a protest of the death of George Floyd in Germantown, in Montgomery County. (WTOP/Anna Gawel)

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<p>A demonstrator breaks the window of a Metropolitan Police Department cruiser during a protest against the death of George Floyd, Sunday, May 31, 2020, near the White House in Washington. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)</p>

A third night of protests in D.C. over the death of George Floyd culminated early Monday morning with some business windows being smashed, a fire in the lobby of the AFL-CIO building and another fire at St. John’s Episcopal Church.

In response to the protests, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser ordered a citywide curfew that started at 11 p.m. Sunday and ended at 6 a.m. Monday.

Monday marks a week since the death of Floyd, a black man who pleaded for air as an officer pressed a knee into his neck, the Associated Press reported.

The curfew was a change of mind for D.C.’s mayor. Earlier Sunday, Bowser had said she would not impose a curfew because she did not believe that the protesters engaging in violent behavior would abide by it.

However, as a result of the protests, U.S. Marshals personnel and DEA agents were deployed to assist police with security, Justice Department spokeswoman Kerri Kupec told NBC Washington.

Around the time curfew went into effect, a fire inside the AFL-CIO building on 16th Street and I Street Northwest was reported.

D.C. police also said Sunday night they were responding to “multiple fires intentionally set” around the city, including one reported at St. John’s Episcopal Church on H Street NW.

WTOP's Alejandro Alvarez reports from the scene of the fire

Near the Farragut West Metro, fire alarms went off inside a bank as its door was forced open and its windows shattered.

At Wisconsin Avenue NW in Friendship Heights, Montgomery County police provided backup support to D.C. police responding to dozens of people who broke into shops at the Mazza Gallerie.

Wisconsin Avenue at Western Avenue on the Maryland side was shut down. Montgomery County police said a group of about 75 people were running around after breaking into shops but none had crossed the city line into Maryland.

Montgomery County Police Commander Sean Gagen on the situation in Friendship Heights on Sunday, May 31, 2020

A tense night followed a day of protests at several spots in D.C., which prompted Bowser to call in the D.C. National Guard to back up D.C. police earlier in dealing with potentially violent protests.

Protests at Lafayette Square, across the street from the White House, were at first “quite orderly but quite vocal,” WTOP’s Steve Dresner reported earlier Sunday.

As day turned into night, Dresner said police attempted to disperse protesters, and what appeared to be rubber pellets were fired at the crowd, causing them to run and clearing Lafayette Square for a bit.

At around 7:30 p.m., WTOP’s Alejandro Alvarez reported that someone broke the windshield of a D.C. police car, which led to “a volley of flashbangs and pepperballs” – a form of pepper spray that’s concentrated and directional – from the D.C. police.

WTOP's Alejandro Alvarez reports from the scene of protests

Law enforcement fired tear gas as protesters increased their resistance, which included throwing bottles and lighting a flag, Alvarez reported.

Virginia emergency

In Virginia, Gov. Ralph Northam declared a state of emergency ahead of the clashes.

“The emergency declaration will provide the necessary support to localities as they work to keep our communities safe,” Northam said. “There are many voices speaking out for justice and healing across the United States and in our commonwealth, but others are exploiting the pain and inciting violence.”

The order, which is in effect until Wednesday, June 3, allows for the deployment of the Virginia National Guard to assist localities in de-escalating violent protests.

‘We certainly recognize … the outrage’

D.C. Police Chief Peter Newsham said he hoped Sunday’s protests would be less destructive than Saturday’s.

“We know of some planned demonstrations,” Newsham said in a news conference Sunday afternoon before the vandalism. “Our expectations are that people will peacefully assemble here in the city as they do 99% of the time, and we won’t have a repeat of the events of last night.”

Newsham said that the Downtown Business District in D.C. has, “a very sophisticated and expansive video system.” He said that some of those video systems are owned by the government while some is owned by private businesses. He said that they are going to be asking the District’s private businesses to review footage that they own.

“If they have images of anybody who destroyed property or hurt people in Washington, D.C., last night and into this morning, we ask them to share that with us,” Newsham said.

He said that they will have the police department’s criminal investigations division scouring the government cameras for anyone involved in criminal behavior during the protests.

“When we have those images we will share them with the public,” Newsham said. “We will ask our community of Washington, D.C., and of our region to help us identify those folks who came into our city with the intention of destroying property and hurting people.”

The protests were sparked by Floyd’s May 25 death, in Minneapolis after police officer Derek Chauvin, who has been charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter, pinned him to the ground with his knee on his neck for nearly 9 minutes.

“We certainly recognize and empathize with the outrage that people feel over the death of George Floyd,” Bowser said. “We are proud of our city. We do not want our city to be destroyed,” Bowser said.

18 arrests Saturday

D.C. police made 18 arrests Saturday night, and on Sunday evening they released the names of the suspects:

Charged with felony rioting: Antonio Lawrey, 30, of no fixed address; Autumn Walker, 18, of no fixed address (also charged with felony destruction of property); Clarence Monte Jones, 34, of no fixed address; Eric Pineda, 18, of Woodbridge, Virginia (also charged with receiving stolen property); Issac Walker, 29, of Northwest D.C.; Lathan Martin Nathan, 30, of no fixed address; Monet Drummond, 31, of Southeast D.C., and Trayvon Strong, 24, of Northeast D.C.

Charged with felony looting: Brandon Lisenby, 21, and Gideon Adomako-Jones, 20, of Alexandria, Virginia; Jae Hyuk Kwon, 22, of Baltimore.

Charged with theft: Diawoo Kwadowo Kwadowo, 24, of no fixed address, and Kevon Jackson, 27, of Northeast D.C. (also charged with possession with intent to distribute).

Charged with burglary: Domonique Maxey, 26, of Northwest D.C. and Sincerity Benson-El, 26, of Chesterfield, Virginia.

Charged with simple assault: Jerry Johnson, 29, of Goldsboro, North Carolina.

Charged with felony destruction of property: Justin Paul, 20, of no fixed address.

Charged with defacing private or public property: Henry Medrano, 24, of Hyattsville, Maryland.

Eleven D.C. police officers sustained non life-threatening injuries, with one officer hospitalized with a leg fracture after being hit by a brick north of Lafayette Square Park, Newsham said.

The chief said besides bricks, officers also had “incendiary devices” thrown at them.

“The behavior of our police was credibly responsible, heroic in many instances, and I think that I couldn’t have been more proud of the folks that were out there,” Newsham said.

A number of national monuments around the city were vandalized during the Saturday night protests, the National Parks Service confirmed.

The Secret Service said in a statement Sunday that 60 of its officers were struck by objects thrown at them since Friday. The Secret Service has made one arrest.

Five arrests in Prince William County

The Prince William County, Virginia, police said on Sunday that Saturday’s demonstrations led to five arrests.

Lt. Col. Jarad Phelps, deputy chief of the Prince William County Police Department, told an emergency meeting of the County Board of Supervisors that a curfew wasn’t needed on Sunday, telling the members that such a measure would only “add fuel to the fire,” even though more protests are said to be scheduled for the next two nights.

County police officers showed “tremendous restraint” in the face of hours of having rocks and bottles thrown at them, Phelps said.

Board member Margaret Angela Franklin said Phelps was “telling the truth” about the restraint of county officers and said the state police were the ones who used chemical agents and rubber bullets against people Saturday night, which she said “escalates a situation.”

Referring to the county police, she said, “Our guys did the best they could last night.”

Phelps refused to make the distinction, saying, “Anything that happened last night is on me.”

Protests began at about 5 p.m. Saturday around Sudley Road and Sudley Manor Drive, the police said in a statement. As the protest went on, demonstrators began to block Sudley Road, throw objects at cars and officers and stand atop cars and businesses in the area. At about 8:10 p.m., the police said, they declared the assembly unlawful.

For a time, Sudley Road was closed from the Interstate 66 interchange to Sudley Manor Drive. Two small fires were reported in shrubbery and a trash receptacle; several businesses and police cars were damaged and four officers were hurt, one requiring treatment at a hospital.

The assembly dispersed at 1 a.m., the police said. One person was charged with driving under the influence. Police said the driver drove through a police perimeter and nearly struck some officers. Others were charged with unlawful assembly and obstruction of justice.

The Virginia State Police added in its own statement that officers helped the county police in the incident, and that one trooper was struck in the helmet with a rock, suffering minor injuries. Another was struck in the leg. Troopers used pepper spray on some protesters, they said.

WTOP’s Abigail Constantino, Zeke Hartner, Alejandro Alvarez, Steve Dresner and Ken Duffy contributed to this report.

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A broken window is seen at a Nordstrom store in along L Street by Farrugut North. (John Domen/WTOP)

An eyeglass store on L Street near Farrugut North is seen damaged after protests in D.C. (John Domen/WTOP)

A parking meter is seen tipped over along L Street by Farrugut North. (John Domen/WTOP)

A store on L Street near Farrugut North is seen damaged after protests in D.C. (John Domen/WTOP)

Offensive phrases and damage is seen near the AFL-CIO building and St. Johns Episcopal Church on 16th Street NW. (John Domen/WTOP)

Offensive phrases were sprayed near the AFL-CIO building and St. Johns Episcopal Church on 16th Street NW. (John Domen/WTOP)

A worker washes off graffiti after protests near St. John’s Episcopal Church.

A building is seen covered in graffiti near 16th Street NW in D.C. following protests. (John Domen/WTOP)

Grafitti is seen in D.C. during protests over the death of George Floyd. (Courtesy Shannon Finney/shannonfinneyphotography.com)

A protestor holds a sign during demonstrations in D.C. (Courtesy Shannon Finney/shannonfinneyphotography.com)

Protestors hold signs as they walk through D.C. during demonstrations in reaction to George Floyd’s death. (Courtesy Shannon Finney/shannonfinneyphotography.com)

Protestors sit in a road in D.C. during demonstrations over the death of George Floyd. (Courtesy Shannon Finney/shannonfinneyphotography.com)

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Protesters raise signs during the another day of protests in D.C. (WTOP/Steve Dresner)

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Protesters gather in front of the White House in D.C., during a third day of protest over the death of George Floyd. (WTOP/Steve Dresner)

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Windows are borded up during another day of protests in D.C. over the death of George Floyd. (WTOP/Steve Dresner)

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Police in Lafayette Square stand at the ready during another day of protests in D.C. over the death of George Floyd. (WTOP/Steve Dresner)

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A person climbs a lamp post during a protest in D.C. (WTOP/Steve Dresner)

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Protesters gather in Lafayette Square near the White House. (WTOP/Steve Dresner)

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Protests erupt in D.C. and nationwide over the death of George Floyd, an African American man, in Minneapolis, following an incident that involved a white police officer. (WTOP/Steve Dresner)

Demonstrators protest the death of George Floyd, near the White House on May 31, 2020 in Washington, DC. – Thousands of National Guard troops patrolled major US cities after five consecutive nights of protests over racism and police brutality that boiled over into arson and looting, sending shock waves through the country. The death Monday of an unarmed black man, George Floyd, at the hands of police in Minneapolis ignited this latest wave of outrage in the US over law enforcement’s repeated use of lethal force against African Americans — this one like others before captured on cellphone video. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP) (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images)

Demonstrators stand on a car as they confront police during a protest against the death of George Floyd, near the White House on May 31, 2020 in Washington, DC. – Thousands of National Guard troops patrolled major US cities after five consecutive nights of protests over racism and police brutality that boiled over into arson and looting, sending shock waves through the country. The death Monday of an unarmed black man, George Floyd, at the hands of police in Minneapolis ignited this latest wave of outrage in the US over law enforcement’s repeated use of lethal force against African Americans — this one like others before captured on cellphone video. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP) (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images)

D.C. Police Chief Peter Newsham talks with protesters May 31, 2020. (Courtesy Metropolitan Police Department)

Demonstrators protesting the death of George Floyd hold up signs near the White House on May 31, 2020 in Washington, DC. – Thousands of National Guard troops patrolled major US cities after five consecutive nights of protests over racism and police brutality that boiled over into arson and looting, sending shock waves through the country. The death Monday of an unarmed black man, George Floyd, at the hands of police in Minneapolis ignited this latest wave of outrage in the US over law enforcement’s repeated use of lethal force against African Americans — this one like others before captured on cellphone video. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP)

Demonstrators protesting the death of George Floyd climb a building near the White House on May 31, 2020 in Washington, DC. – Thousands of National Guard troops patrolled major US cities after five consecutive nights of protests over racism and police brutality that boiled over into arson and looting, sending shock waves through the country. The death Monday of an unarmed black man, George Floyd, at the hands of police in Minneapolis ignited this latest wave of outrage in the US over law enforcement’s repeated use of lethal force against African Americans — this one like others before captured on cellphone video. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP)

Demonstrators protesting the death of George Floyd hold up placards up near the White House on May 31, 2020 in Washington, DC. – Thousands of National Guard troops patrolled major US cities after five consecutive nights of protests over racism and police brutality that boiled over into arson and looting, sending shock waves through the country. The death Monday of an unarmed black man, George Floyd, at the hands of police in Minneapolis ignited this latest wave of outrage in the US over law enforcement’s repeated use of lethal force against African Americans — this one like others before captured on cellphone video. (Photo by ROBERTO SCHMIDT / AFP)

WASHINGTON, DC – MAY 31: Crews work to board up business’s near the White House as protesters gather at Lafayette Square Park on May 31, 2020 in Washington, DC. Across the country, protests were set off by the recent death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota while in police custody, the most recent in a series of deaths of black Americans by the police. Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was taken into custody and charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

Demonstrators protest the death of George Floyd, near the White House on May 31, 2020 in Washington, DC. – Thousands of National Guard troops patrolled major US cities after five consecutive nights of protests over racism and police brutality that boiled over into arson and looting, sending shock waves through the country. The death Monday of an unarmed black man, George Floyd, at the hands of police in Minneapolis ignited this latest wave of outrage in the US over law enforcement’s repeated use of lethal force against African Americans — this one like others before captured on cellphone video. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP)

Demonstrators hold up signs as they protest the death of George Floyd, near the White House on May 31, 2020 in Washington, DC. – Thousands of National Guard troops patrolled major US cities after five consecutive nights of protests over racism and police brutality that boiled over into arson and looting, sending shock waves through the country. The death Monday of an unarmed black man, George Floyd, at the hands of police in Minneapolis ignited this latest wave of outrage in the US over law enforcement’s repeated use of lethal force against African Americans — this one like others before captured on cellphone video. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP)

Police watch demonstrators protesting the death of George Floyd, near the White House on May 31, 2020 in Washington, DC. – Thousands of National Guard troops patrolled major US cities after five consecutive nights of protests over racism and police brutality that boiled over into arson and looting, sending shock waves through the country. The death Monday of an unarmed black man, George Floyd, at the hands of police in Minneapolis ignited this latest wave of outrage in the US over law enforcement’s repeated use of lethal force against African Americans — this one like others before captured on cellphone video. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP)

Police watch demonstrators protesting the death of George Floyd, near the White House on May 31, 2020 in Washington, DC. – Thousands of National Guard troops patrolled major US cities after five consecutive nights of protests over racism and police brutality that boiled over into arson and looting, sending shock waves through the country. The death Monday of an unarmed black man, George Floyd, at the hands of police in Minneapolis ignited this latest wave of outrage in the US over law enforcement’s repeated use of lethal force against African Americans — this one like others before captured on cellphone video. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP)

Graffiti on Decatur House, in D.C. (WTOP/Alejandro Alvarez)

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, May 31, 2020, the morning after protests over the death of George Floyd. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on Memorial Day. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
Spray paint that reads “Yall Not Tired Yet?” is seen on the base of the Lincoln Memorial on the National Mall in Washington, early Sunday, May 31, 2020, the morning after protests over the death of George Floyd. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on Memorial Day. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

A worker cleans up burned debris on a sidewalk, Sunday, May 31, 2020, in Washington, following protests over the death of George Floyd, a black man who died in police custody in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
A worker cleans up burned debris on a sidewalk, Sunday, May 31, 2020, in Washington, following protests over the death of George Floyd, a black man who died in police custody in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

A man wearing a face mask and gloves cheeks his phone outside of The Hay Adams hotel near the White House on Sunday, May 31, 2020 in Washington, as demonstrators gather to protest the death of George Floyd. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
A man wearing a face mask and gloves checks his phone outside of The Hay Adams hotel near the White House on Sunday, May 31, 2020 in Washington, as demonstrators gather to protest the death of George Floyd. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Police line the street across from the Mazza Gallerie mall in Friendship Heights on May 31, 2020. (WTOP/Joel Oxley)

Police stand in front of the Friendship Heights Metro Station on May 31, 2020. (WTOP/Dave Dildine)
<p>Police stand in front of The Shops At Wisconsin Place in Chevy Chase, Maryland.</p>
Police stand in front of The Shops At Wisconsin Place in Chevy Chase, Maryland.

A demonstrator reacts after having milk poured into his eyes during as demonstrators gather to protest the death of George Floyd, Sunday, May 31, 2020, near the White House in Washington. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
A demonstrator reacts after having milk poured into his eyes as demonstrators gather to protest the death of George Floyd, Sunday, May 31, 2020, near the White House in Washington. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

<p>Demonstrators pprotest the death of George Floyd, Sunday, May 31, 2020, near the White House in Washington. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)</p>
Demonstrators pprotest the death of George Floyd, Sunday, May 31, 2020, near the White House in Washington. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

<p>Police form a line infront of St. John&#8217;s Episcopal Church as demonstrators protest the death of George Floyd, Sunday, May 31, 2020, near the White House in Washington. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)</p>
Police form a line infront of St. John’s Episcopal Church as demonstrators protest the death of George Floyd, Sunday, May 31, 2020, near the White House in Washington. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

<p>WASHINGTON, DC &#8211; MAY 31: People are seen running out of a store during a protest atLafayette Square Park on May 31, 2020 in Washington, DC. Across the country, protests were set off by the recent death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota while in police custody, the most recent in a series of deaths of black Americans by the police. Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was taken into custody and charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)</p>
WASHINGTON, DC – MAY 31: People are seen running out of a store during a protest atLafayette Square Park on May 31, 2020 in Washington, DC. Across the country, protests were set off by the recent death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota while in police custody, the most recent in a series of deaths of black Americans by the police. Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was taken into custody and charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

<p>WASHINGTON, DC &#8211; MAY 31: Police work to keep demonstrators back during a protest on May 31, 2020 in Washington, DC. Across the country, protests were set off by the recent death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota while in police custody, the most recent in a series of deaths of black Americans by the police. Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was taken into custody and charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)</p>
WASHINGTON, DC – MAY 31: Police work to keep demonstrators back during a protest on May 31, 2020 in Washington, DC. Across the country, protests were set off by the recent death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota while in police custody, the most recent in a series of deaths of black Americans by the police. Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was taken into custody and charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

<p>Police stand under the entrance to The Hay Adams Hotel on 16th Street as demonstrators protest the death of George Floyd, Sunday, May 31, 2020, near the White House in Washington. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)</p>
Police stand under the entrance to The Hay Adams Hotel on 16th Street as demonstrators protest the death of George Floyd, Sunday, May 31, 2020, near the White House in Washington. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

<p>Demonstrators protest the death of George Floyd, Sunday, May 31, 2020, near the White House in Washington. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)</p>
Demonstrators protest the death of George Floyd, Sunday, May 31, 2020, near the White House in Washington. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

<p>WASHINGTON, DC &#8211; MAY 31: Police work to keep demonstrators back during a protest on May 31, 2020 in Washington, DC. Across the country, protests were set off by the recent death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota while in police custody, the most recent in a series of deaths of black Americans by the police. Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was taken into custody and charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)</p>
WASHINGTON, DC – MAY 31: Police work to keep demonstrators back during a protest on May 31, 2020 in Washington, DC. Across the country, protests were set off by the recent death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota while in police custody, the most recent in a series of deaths of black Americans by the police. Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was taken into custody and charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

<p>WASHINGTON, DC &#8211; MAY 31: Police work to keep demonstrators back during a protest on May 31, 2020 in Washington, DC. Across the country, protests were set off by the recent death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota while in police custody, the most recent in a series of deaths of black Americans by the police. Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was taken into custody and charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)</p>
WASHINGTON, DC – MAY 31: Police work to keep demonstrators back during a protest on May 31, 2020 in Washington, DC. Across the country, protests were set off by the recent death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota while in police custody, the most recent in a series of deaths of black Americans by the police. Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was taken into custody and charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

<p>WASHINGTON, DC &#8211; MAY 31: Police work to keep demonstrators back during a protest on May 31, 2020 in Washington, DC. Across the country, protests were set off by the recent death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota while in police custody, the most recent in a series of deaths of black Americans by the police. Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was taken into custody and charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)</p>
WASHINGTON, DC – MAY 31: Police work to keep demonstrators back during a protest on May 31, 2020 in Washington, DC. Across the country, protests were set off by the recent death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota while in police custody, the most recent in a series of deaths of black Americans by the police. Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was taken into custody and charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

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<p>Demonstrators start a fire as they protest the death of George Floyd, Sunday, May 31, 2020, near the White House in Washington. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)</p>
Demonstrators start a fire as they protest the death of George Floyd, Sunday, May 31, 2020, near the White House in Washington. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

<p>UNITED STATES &#8211; MAY 31: Police in riot gear stand in front of the White House as demonstrators gather to protest the death of George Floyd in Washington on Sunday, May 31, 2020. (Photo by Caroline Brehman/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images)</p>
UNITED STATES – MAY 31: Police in riot gear stand in front of the White House as demonstrators gather to protest the death of George Floyd in Washington on Sunday, May 31, 2020. (Photo by Caroline Brehman/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images)

<p>WASHINGTON, DC &#8211; MAY 31: Police work to keep demonstrators back during a protest on May 31, 2020 in Washington, DC. Across the country, protests were set off by the recent death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota while in police custody, the most recent in a series of deaths of black Americans by the police. Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was taken into custody and charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)</p>
WASHINGTON, DC – MAY 31: Police work to keep demonstrators back during a protest on May 31, 2020 in Washington, DC. Across the country, protests were set off by the recent death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota while in police custody, the most recent in a series of deaths of black Americans by the police. Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was taken into custody and charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

<p>WASHINGTON, DC &#8211; MAY 31: Police work to keep demonstrators back during a protest on May 31, 2020 in Washington, DC. Across the country, protests were set off by the recent death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota while in police custody, the most recent in a series of deaths of black Americans by the police. Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was taken into custody and charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)</p>
WASHINGTON, DC – MAY 31: Police work to keep demonstrators back during a protest on May 31, 2020 in Washington, DC. Across the country, protests were set off by the recent death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota while in police custody, the most recent in a series of deaths of black Americans by the police. Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was taken into custody and charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

<p>A demonstrator is filmed in front of a burning car during a protest of the death of George Floyd, Sunday, May 31, 2020, near the White House in Washington. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)</p>
A demonstrator is filmed in front of a burning car during a protest of the death of George Floyd, Sunday, May 31, 2020, near the White House in Washington. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

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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, May 31, 2020, the morning after protests over the death of George Floyd. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on Memorial Day. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
A worker cleans up burned debris on a sidewalk, Sunday, May 31, 2020, in Washington, following protests over the death of George Floyd, a black man who died in police custody in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
A man wearing a face mask and gloves cheeks his phone outside of The Hay Adams hotel near the White House on Sunday, May 31, 2020 in Washington, as demonstrators gather to protest the death of George Floyd. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
<p>Police stand in front of The Shops At Wisconsin Place in Chevy Chase, Maryland.</p>
A demonstrator reacts after having milk poured into his eyes during as demonstrators gather to protest the death of George Floyd, Sunday, May 31, 2020, near the White House in Washington. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
<p>Demonstrators pprotest the death of George Floyd, Sunday, May 31, 2020, near the White House in Washington. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)</p>
<p>Police form a line infront of St. John&#8217;s Episcopal Church as demonstrators protest the death of George Floyd, Sunday, May 31, 2020, near the White House in Washington. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)</p>
<p>WASHINGTON, DC &#8211; MAY 31: People are seen running out of a store during a protest atLafayette Square Park on May 31, 2020 in Washington, DC. Across the country, protests were set off by the recent death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota while in police custody, the most recent in a series of deaths of black Americans by the police. Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was taken into custody and charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)</p>
<p>WASHINGTON, DC &#8211; MAY 31: Police work to keep demonstrators back during a protest on May 31, 2020 in Washington, DC. Across the country, protests were set off by the recent death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota while in police custody, the most recent in a series of deaths of black Americans by the police. Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was taken into custody and charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)</p>
<p>Police stand under the entrance to The Hay Adams Hotel on 16th Street as demonstrators protest the death of George Floyd, Sunday, May 31, 2020, near the White House in Washington. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)</p>
<p>Demonstrators protest the death of George Floyd, Sunday, May 31, 2020, near the White House in Washington. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)</p>
<p>WASHINGTON, DC &#8211; MAY 31: Police work to keep demonstrators back during a protest on May 31, 2020 in Washington, DC. Across the country, protests were set off by the recent death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota while in police custody, the most recent in a series of deaths of black Americans by the police. Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was taken into custody and charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)</p>
<p>WASHINGTON, DC &#8211; MAY 31: Police work to keep demonstrators back during a protest on May 31, 2020 in Washington, DC. Across the country, protests were set off by the recent death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota while in police custody, the most recent in a series of deaths of black Americans by the police. Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was taken into custody and charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)</p>
<p>WASHINGTON, DC &#8211; MAY 31: Police work to keep demonstrators back during a protest on May 31, 2020 in Washington, DC. Across the country, protests were set off by the recent death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota while in police custody, the most recent in a series of deaths of black Americans by the police. Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was taken into custody and charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)</p>
<p>Demonstrators start a fire as they protest the death of George Floyd, Sunday, May 31, 2020, near the White House in Washington. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)</p>
<p>UNITED STATES &#8211; MAY 31: Police in riot gear stand in front of the White House as demonstrators gather to protest the death of George Floyd in Washington on Sunday, May 31, 2020. (Photo by Caroline Brehman/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images)</p>
<p>WASHINGTON, DC &#8211; MAY 31: Police work to keep demonstrators back during a protest on May 31, 2020 in Washington, DC. Across the country, protests were set off by the recent death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota while in police custody, the most recent in a series of deaths of black Americans by the police. Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was taken into custody and charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)</p>
<p>WASHINGTON, DC &#8211; MAY 31: Police work to keep demonstrators back during a protest on May 31, 2020 in Washington, DC. Across the country, protests were set off by the recent death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota while in police custody, the most recent in a series of deaths of black Americans by the police. Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was taken into custody and charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)</p>
<p>A demonstrator is filmed in front of a burning car during a protest of the death of George Floyd, Sunday, May 31, 2020, near the White House in Washington. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)</p>

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