May 30 George Floyd protests news

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4:54 p.m. ET, May 30, 2020

Philadelphia mayor urges protesters to be peaceful and maintain social distancing as much as possible

From CNN's Laura Ly

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Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney released the following statement on Twitter before protests began in the city around noon on Saturday.

4:59 p.m. ET, May 30, 2020

Denver mayor sets citywide curfew beginning Saturday at 8 p.m. MT

From CNN's Artemis Moshtaghian

Police officers fire tear gas during a protest on Friday night in Denver, Colorado.
Police officers fire tear gas during a protest on Friday night in Denver, Colorado. Michael Ciaglo/Getty Images

Denver Mayor Michael Hancock implemented a citywide curfew that goes into effect at 8 p.m. MT Saturday and will remain in effect nightly from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. until Monday.

4:44 p.m. ET, May 30, 2020

Protesters hold moment of silence in Miami

From CNN's Melissa Alonso

Protesters gather in downtown Miami, Florida, on Saturday.
Protesters gather in downtown Miami, Florida, on Saturday. WPLG-TV

Protesters marched in downtown Miami on Saturday and held a moment of silence in front of the Miami Police Department's headquarters.

6:40 p.m. ET, May 30, 2020

Georgia governor authorizes use of National Guard troops throughout Atlanta to maintain order

From CNN's Artemis Moshtaghian

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp authorized the deployment of as many as 1,500 Georgia National Guard soldiers throughout the city of Atlanta to "maintain order and address hotspots of illegal activity," according to a tweet from the governor’s official Twitter account.

6:40 p.m. ET, May 30, 2020

Protesters gather near the White House

From CNN's Colin McCullough and Jason Hoffman

Protesters on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, DC, on May 30.
Protesters on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, DC, on May 30. CNN

Protesters have arrived at Pennsylvania Avenue, but have been stopped at the corner of 17th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue in front of the Eisenhower Executive Office building, just west of the White House.

Lafayette Park, where at times violent protests took place last night, has been blocked off by Secret Service all day so protesters are not able to get as close to the White House on Saturday.

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4:33 p.m. ET, May 30, 2020

Milwaukee imposes curfew Saturday after an officer was shot during protests Friday night

From CNN's Hollie Silverman 

Milwaukee will institute a 9 p.m. curfew starting Saturday night, Mayor Tom Barrett announced during a press conference Saturday afternoon.

"This has obviously been a tragic and historic time in our history," Barrett said of the recent protests following the death of George Floyd. 

Milwaukee Police Chief Alfonso Morales said that a 38-year-old police officer was "fired upon and struck" Friday night during the protests. The officer will survive because he was wearing a vest, Morales said.

The officer is a native of Milwaukee, Morales said.

The Wisconsin National Guard has been called in to help protect cultural institutions, childcare centers, and businesses as well as fire and police departments, Barrett said.

Morales said 16 businesses were looted and some businesses were set on fire during last night's protests.

Nobody from the suburbs works at these businesses," the chief said noting that the damage done to local businesses is only going to negatively impact the community. 

Morales said the daytime protests were nonviolent and peaceful, but that later demonstrations descended into chaos overnight. 

"One was positive during the daytime and one was extremely negative overnight," Morales said.

Milwaukee County Sheriff Earnell Lucas said that law enforcement was forced to call the governor at 4 a.m. Saturday to request aid from the National Guard.

Lucas said he would be the person to give orders to the National Guard to ensure the safety of the community where he grew up.

4:48 p.m. ET, May 30, 2020

Protesters kneel in New York City's Union Square

From CNN’s Steve Coppin and Frank Bivona

Protesters knelt in Union Square before beginning to march westward in New York City on Saturday. It is not yet clear where the march is headed.

The crowd of protesters take a knee in Union Square on Saturday, May 30.
The crowd of protesters take a knee in Union Square on Saturday, May 30. CNN

Protesters kneeling in New York City's Union Square on Saturday, May 30.
Protesters kneeling in New York City's Union Square on Saturday, May 30. CNN

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4:21 p.m. ET, May 30, 2020

Newark public safety director welcomes peaceful demonstration Saturday

From CNN's Ganesh Setty

Anthony Ambrose, the public safety director in Newark, New Jersey, welcomed a peaceful demonstration Saturday over the tragic death of George Floyd.

"We greatly respect the public’s right to protest. Our earnest request is that the gathering be conducted peacefully and in honor of the life of George Floyd and his family," Ambrose said in a statement.
4:18 p.m. ET, May 30, 2020

Cleveland protests began peacefully, but police ordered dispersal for those 'throwing objects'

From CNN’s Taylor Romine

Protests in Cleveland began peacefully Saturday, according to the Cleveland Police Department, but then police announced a dispersal after some began throwing objects.

Police earlier announced on the official police Twitter account that several streets are closed around city hall. 

Earlier on Saturday, Mayor Frank Jackson and Police Chief Calvin Williams said in a joint statement that as "African American men and leaders, they understand the outrage expressed across the country and locally." The two men said they are proud that demonstrations have largely remained peaceful and they expect those who chose to demonstrate do so in a way that respects the city.