May 30 George Floyd protests news

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6:28 p.m. ET, May 30, 2020

Officer fatally shot during Oakland protest in "act of domestic terrorism"

From CNN's Hollie Silverman

An officer contracted by the Federal Protective Service of the Department of Homeland Security was shot and killed Friday night in Oakland, California, the FBI said in a statement.

A second contract officer was also injured and is in critical condition, acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf said during a news conference Saturday.

"As of late we have witnessed an outright assault on our law enforcement community. Last night in Oakland, California an assassin cowardly shot two Federal Protective Service contractors as they stood watch over a protest," Wolf said.

"Let me be clear when someone targets a police officer or a police station with an intention to do harm and intimidate, that is an act of domestic terrorism," DHS Acting Deputy Secretary Ken Cuccinelli said during a news conference Saturday.

6:28 p.m. ET, May 30, 2020

Police swing batons at protesters in L.A.

Police in Los Angeles are swinging batons and firing rubber bullets at protesters as they try to move demonstrators back.

Protesters appear to be throwing objects at police offers.

"Move back, stop hitting us," a man could be heard yelling from a megaphone as police hit protesters with batons.

6:12 p.m. ET, May 30, 2020

Columbus mayor institutes citywide curfew

From CNN’s Taylor Romine

Columbus, Ohio, Mayor Andrew Ginther is instituting a citywide curfew from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. "until it is rescinded," he said in a news conference Saturday.

The curfew comes after there was major damage done to buildings in the city Friday night and continued protests Saturday, he said.

On Friday night, approximately 100 public and private properties were damaged, at least 10 were looted and five police officers were injured from bricks and rocks being thrown at them, he said.

"What we are doing in no way lessens my belief that racism is a public health and safety crisis," Ginther said. "Nor does it mean we will stop making changes to becoming an equitable city that the people of Columbus deserve. These actions are laser-focused on those who have come to our city to do us harm." 

Police have worked with protesters and listened to calls for change, Columbus Police Chief Thomas Quinlan said, but added the violence has gone too far. He said that the protests "transformed from lawful, peaceful protest into criminal riots, felony riot, felony vandalism, and people are being hurt." 

6:28 p.m. ET, May 30, 2020

New York protesters clash with police

From CNN's Mark Morales

New York police officers form a line in Times Square on May 30, 2020.
New York police officers form a line in Times Square on May 30, 2020.

New York police officers formed a line in Times Square and marched down the street telling the crowd that they were in an unlawful assembly and had to disperse. Officers chanted "move back" as they attempted to push protesters back.

Police then began to make arrests after bottles were thrown at the officers.

6:12 p.m. ET, May 30, 2020

Pennsylvania governor urges peace among protesters

From CNN’s Ganesh Setty

Gov. Tom Wolf meets with the media at The Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) headquarters Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, on May 29.
Gov. Tom Wolf meets with the media at The Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) headquarters Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, on May 29. Joe Hermitt/The Patriot-News/AP

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf said in a statement Saturday he respects why demonstrators are protesting but urged for their actions to remain peaceful.

“This weekend, throughout Pennsylvania, people are protesting violence and injustice that occurs far too often against people of color," he said in the statement. "Everyone should speak out because no one should be at risk of harm because of oppression or racism. We have seen these injustices happen in the Commonwealth, and this week, we were all shaken by the murder of George Floyd in Minnesota."

He added: "As Pennsylvanians protest, I urge everyone involved to be peaceful and to keep each other safe."

"Throughout the day, my Administration has been in touch with municipalities, and we have offered whatever assistance is needed to keep our communities from suffering from additional violence and pain. Please stay safe, and remember that we all must look out for each other as we seek to make our commonwealth more just and fair for everyone," Wolf continued.

6:09 p.m. ET, May 30, 2020

Protesters begin vandalizing police cars in Chicago

From CNN's Alisha Ebrahimji

People were filmed jumping on Chicago Police Department vehicles on Saturday.

Earlier on Saturday, aerial footage from CNN affiliate WLS also showed protesters vandalizing police cruisers as protesters and police clashed in downtown Chicago. 

6:37 p.m. ET, May 30, 2020

NYPD detain people during protests

From CNN's Alisha Ebrahimji and Shimon Prokupecz

New York police began detaining people during protests Saturday afternoon.

Police are telling people right now they need to move, as some were arrested in Time Square. CNN has inquired about arrests but no numbers regarding protesters taken into custody.

6:09 p.m. ET, May 30, 2020

Protests turn violent in Philadelphia

From CNN's Alisha Ebrahimji

Darnell Lowe told CNN protests Saturday were "mostly peaceful" until the end of the march.

"People were yelling various chants, sharing food, and water. Cars horns honked loudly in solidarity with us which was met with loud applause each time," Lowe said.

Then things took a violent turn.

"People started jumping on the nearby police cars, smashing in the windows, and spray painting them. Soon after there was a cloud of orange smoke and the massive crowd started running including myself," Lowe said.

Lowe told CNN it was important for him to protest, "especially as a black man in America."

"I’m tired of seeing people that look like me shot at, beat on, harassed and killed because of the color of our skin," he said. "If I have kids I want to be able to tell them I helped fight against the system of white supremacy, which in my opinion is the worst disease plaguing this nation.”

6:37 p.m. ET, May 30, 2020

Cars vandalized in Los Angeles and rubber bullets fired at protesters

Protesters yell at police while rubber bullets are fired at the crowd in Los Angeles, on May 30.
Protesters yell at police while rubber bullets are fired at the crowd in Los Angeles, on May 30. CNN

Police vehicles were vandalized — with windows being kicked in and cars being sprayed with graffiti — in Los Angeles Saturday.

Police also shot off rubber bullets, according to CNN's Paul Vercammen

The demonstrations started with chants of "Black Lives Matter" and "George Floyd."

Protesters said the demonstrations began peacefully with a march, but then they said police tried to hold them off from moving forward and that's when the confrontation started.

No arrests have been made at this point, Vercammen reported.

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