May 30 George Floyd protests news

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9:23 p.m. ET, May 30, 2020

Texas and Colorado have activated the National Guard

Texas Governor Greg Abbott has activated the National Guard to help respond to protests in the state, his spokesperson John Wittman said.

Separately, Colorado Governor Jared Polis has also authorized the National Guard to respond to protests in the city and county of Denver, according to a release from his office.

As protests continue to erupt across the country over the death of George Floyd, at least eight states and the District of Columbia have now either activated or requested the National Guard to assist local law enforcement.

Those states include:

  • Minnesota
  • Georgia
  • Ohio
  • Colorado
  • Wisconsin
  • Kentucky
  • Utah
  • Texas
  • District of Columbia
9:20 p.m. ET, May 30, 2020

Beverly Hills announces 8 p.m. curfew

From CNN's Alexandra Meeks in Los Angeles

Beverly Hills will implement a curfew at 8 p.m. local time that will last until 5:30 a.m. "to ensure the safety of citizens, visitors, and law enforcement personnel", the city government said this evening.

It's currently 6:30 p.m. in Beverley Hills.

“I’m asking everyone to stay at home,” Beverly Hills Mayor Les Friedman said in a statement. “Thousands of protestors marched through our city streets on Saturday to call attention the devastating circumstances surrounding the death of Minneapolis resident George Floyd. While most of the protestors were peaceful and there were no injuries, there were multiple incidents of vandalism in the city. The safety of the Beverly Hills community remains our top priority at all times.”

The curfew prohibits people from being in any public place in the city, including streets and parks.

9:05 p.m. ET, May 30, 2020

Brother of George Floyd said Trump didn’t give him an opportunity to speak during phone call

From CNN's Amanda Watts

The family of George Floyd spoke to both President Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden this week following his death in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Speaking to MSNBC’s Al Sharpton, George’s brother, Philonise Floyd, said his conversation with Trump was “so fast.”

“He didn't give me an opportunity to even speak,” he said. “It was hard. I was trying to talk to him, but he just kept like pushing me off, like ‘I don't want to hear what you're talking about’. And I just told him, I want justice. I said that I couldn’t believe that they committed a modern day lynching in broad daylight."

Philonise Floyd said he asked Biden to get justice for his brother.

“I asked Vice President Biden — I never had to beg a man before – but I asked him, could he please, please get justice for my brother,” he said.

“I do not want to see him on a shirt just like the other guys. Nobody deserved that. Black folk don't deserve that. We're all dying,” Philonise Floyd said.

CNN has reached out the family and has not heard back.

9:08 p.m. ET, May 30, 2020

Tennessee protesters surround police chanting "hands up don't shoot"

From CNN's Jaide Timm-Garcia

Footage shows more than 250 protesters in Nashville gathered in front of the Central Police Precinct shouting at officers standing ground around a vandalized police car, holding signs and yelling chants. 

Protesters chanted "hands up don't shoot" and "black lives matter."

A Nashville protester face-to-face with a police officer on May 30, 2020.
A Nashville protester face-to-face with a police officer on May 30, 2020.

9:00 p.m. ET, May 30, 2020

At least eight states and DC have called on the National Guard

From CNN's Amir Vera

As protests continue to erupt across the country over the death of George Floyd, at least eight states and the District of Columbia have either activated or requested the National Guard to assist local law enforcement.

Those states include:

  • Minnesota
  • Georgia
  • Ohio
  • Colorado
  • Wisconsin
  • Kentucky
  • Utah
  • Texas
  • District of Columbia
8:58 p.m. ET, May 30, 2020

Miami moves up curfew amid protests

From CNN's Konstantin Toropin

Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez has shifted the curfew to 10 p.m., effective Saturday, according to an updated statement. The curfew was initially set for 11 p.m.

A police car was seen on fire in video from a CNN affiliate reporter.

8:50 p.m. ET, May 30, 2020

Milwaukee curfew violators face arrest and fine of $691

From CNN's Hollie Silverman

Violators of the 9 p.m. curfew in Milwaukee face arrest and a fine of $691, Mayor Tom Barrett tweeted.

Barrett announced the curfew earlier today and also said he had declared a state of emergency in the city in response to the unrest.

8:48 p.m. ET, May 30, 2020

Protesters spray paint and deface NYPD van

From CNN’s Kevin Brunelli and Evan McMorris-Santoro

People leaving Union Square started attacking a New York Police Department van, spray painting it and breaking windows.

At first, police stayed away and observed. Then they went in and pepper-sprayed people and cleared the block. The crowd has since dispersed.

This NYPD van was vandalized and spray painted by protesters on May 30, 2020.
This NYPD van was vandalized and spray painted by protesters on May 30, 2020.

This NYPD van was vandalized and spray painted by protesters on May 30, 2020.
This NYPD van was vandalized and spray painted by protesters on May 30, 2020.

This NYPD van was vandalized and spray painted by protesters on May 30, 2020.
This NYPD van was vandalized and spray painted by protesters on May 30, 2020.

8:50 p.m. ET, May 30, 2020

At least 6 arrests made in Philadelphia protests

From CNN's Laura Ly and Ganesh Setty

A vehicle fire burns in the street while protesters look on in Philadelphia, on May 30.
A vehicle fire burns in the street while protesters look on in Philadelphia, on May 30. KYW

At least six arrests have been made in protests on Saturday, Philadelphia Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw said Saturday.

Thirteen Philadelphia officers sustained injuries during the protests – “either while attempting to control crowds, make arrests, prevent property breaches and other acts of vandalism, and also as the result of liquid and solid projectiles being hurled at them,” Outlaw said.

Outlaw also said at least four police vehicles were set on fire on Saturday, including one Pennsylvania state police vehicle. In total, there were nine fires set to vehicles or structures in the city, Outlaw said. 

Civilians were also injured, but exact numbers will come in a later update, Outlaw said.

At the peak, approximately 3,000 protesters peacefully assembled on the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, before others converged on the City Center area of the city and committed “unlawful” acts of violence and looting, Outlaw said.