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11:13 p.m. ET, May 30, 2020

'We're all in': Minnesota National Guard sending 10,800 troops to tackle protests

The Minnesota National Guard has more than 4,100 citizen-soldiers and airmen responding to protests in Minnesota, the force said on Twitter.

The tweet said 10,800 National Guard members are expected to join the response. There were 700 on duty on Friday.

"We live here. We work here. We serve here," it added. "We’re all in."

National Guard forces have been deployed across at least eight states and the District of Columbia to tackle increasingly violent protests across the country.

11:05 p.m. ET, May 30, 2020

Three protestors arrested in Charlotte, two on gun charges

From CNN's Keith Allen

Three people were arrested during protests in Charlotte, North Carolina, on Saturday night, police said.

Two people were arrested on gun charges, involving one handgun and one rifle. The third person arrested was charged with assaulting a government official.

10:47 p.m. ET, May 30, 2020

Philadelphia's curfew extended to cover Sunday night, too

From CNN’s Ganesh Setty

Philadelphia police restrain a man during the Justice for George Floyd Philadelphia Protest on Saturday, May 30.
Philadelphia police restrain a man during the Justice for George Floyd Philadelphia Protest on Saturday, May 30. Matt Rourke/AP

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney has signed an executive order implementing a citywide curfew for Sunday night into Monday morning.

Sunday’s curfew will start at 8 p.m. and extend until 6 a.m. Monday morning local time.

CNN previously reported that a mandatory, citywide curfew began at 8 p.m. Saturday and would last until 6 a.m. Sunday.

During both curfews, “people may leave their homes only to go to work at essential businesses or to seek medical attention or police assistance,” Kenney said in a tweet.

10:48 p.m. ET, May 30, 2020

Marchers tear gassed trying to cross a bridge from Minneapolis to St. Paul

Protestors marching from Minneapolis to St. Paul were tear gassed by police as they tried to cross the Lake Street Marshall Bridge.

CNN’s Miguel Marquez, and his team, were with the protestors when police began firing tear gas at the crowd. Protestors could be seen running back in the direction they came.

Curfews are in effect in Minneapolis and St. Paul, the site of major protests for several days.


10:31 p.m. ET, May 30, 2020

The National Guard has been activated in Washington D.C. to help protect the White House

From CNN’s Greg Clary and Cat Gloria

The National Guard has been activated in Washington, D.C. to assist police handling protests around the White House, according to a statement from the DC National Guard on Facebook.

The DC National Guard (DCNG) ultimately reports to the President but was activated at the direction of the Secretary of the Army, according to the statement.

“The DCNG is always ready to assist district and federal agencies to protect human life and property. The DCNG is especially trained and equipped for this U.S. Park Police support mission and we proudly accept it,” Major General William J. Walker said in the statement.

There have been protests for the past two nights near the White House following the death of George Floyd.

Earlier, President Donald Trump praised the Secret Service for handling the unrest outside his residence, saying they "were not only totally professional, but very cool."

"I was inside, watched every move, and couldn’t have felt more safe," Trump wrote on Twitter. "They let the 'protesters' scream & rant as much as they wanted, but whenever someone got too frisky or out of line, they would quickly come down on them, hard -- didn’t know what hit them. The front line was replaced with fresh agents, like magic."

10:28 p.m. ET, May 30, 2020

25 cities across 16 states have now imposed curfews

Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti has extended a curfew, which initially applied only to downtown, to the whole city.

The curfew requires everyone within the City of Los Angeles to stay indoors tonight, from 8 p.m. until 5:30 a.m. on Sunday morning.

“I will always protect Angelenos’ right to make their voices heard and we can lead the movement against racism without fear of violence or vandalism,” Garcetti said in a statement. “The vast majority of people taking to the streets are doing it peacefully, powerfully, and with reverence for the sacred cause they’re fighting for. This curfew is in place to protect their safety — and the safety of all who live and work in our city.”

At least 25 cities across 16 states have now imposed curfews.


  • Beverly Hills
  • Los Angeles


  • Denver


  • Miami


  • Atlanta


  • Chicago


  • Louisville


  • Minneapolis
  • St. Paul


  • Rochester


  • Cincinnati
  • Cleveland
  • Columbus
  • Dayton
  • Toledo


  • Eugene
  • Portland


  • Philadelphia
  • Pittsburgh


  • Charleston
  • Columbia


  • Nashville


  • Salt Lake City


  • Seattle


  • Milwaukee
10:18 p.m. ET, May 30, 2020

More than 80% of people booked into Minneapolis jails over the past 2 days are from Minnesota

From CNN's Casey Tolan

More than 80% of people booked into jail in Minneapolis on riot and other potentially riot-related charges over the past two days are from Minnesota, according to a CNN analysis of data from the Hennepin County Sheriff’s office.

Officials had earlier claimed that most protesters came from out of state.

Of the 51 people who were booked into jail in Hennepin County between noon Thursday and noon Saturday on riot, unlawful assembly, burglary or damage to property charges, 43 had an address listed in Minnesota.

Those charges amounted for more than half of the total jail bookings over the 48-hour period. Three of the arrestees were listed as Illinois residents, while others were from Alaska, Florida, Michigan and Missouri, and one had no address available.

It’s not possible from the data to say for sure that the charges were linked to the protests. And the data only covers people booked into jail, not necessarily all arrests. Hennepin County includes Minneapolis, but not St. Paul.

Local news channel KARE 11 had previously reported that most arrestees came from out of state.

Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey said Saturday that protesters “are coming in largely from outside of the city, from outside of the region, to prey on everything we have built over the last several decades.”

And Gov. Tim Walz had suggested that 80% of protesters were from out of state, but didn’t provide data at a Saturday evening press conference to support that figure. He said some of the information came from “human intel” and he spoke of “other data points,” but didn’t provide details. “We'll see tonight, whether it's right or wrong,” he said.

St. Paul mayor Melvin Carter said Saturday morning that “every single person we arrested last night, I’m told, was from out of state,” but retracted that claim on Saturday evening, saying he “takes full responsibility” for the mistake.

10:25 p.m. ET, May 30, 2020

Fireworks go off and protesters throw projectiles at police in Minneapolis

From CNN's Omar Jimenez

Fireworks are going off and smoke is filling the air at the protest in Minneapolis. Some of the crowd rushed away as the large bangs rang out.

Police have also been firing tear gas at the protesters near the 5th Precinct, where some in the crowd have responded with projectiles of their own.

A CNN producer on the scene was struck by an object but it is unclear what the source is.


9:58 p.m. ET, May 30, 2020

Chicago under curfew 'until further notice'

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot speaks at a news conference in Chicago, on May 30.
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot speaks at a news conference in Chicago, on May 30. WLS/Pool

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot has announced a curfew starting 9 p.m. local time and ending at 6 a.m. Sunday that will "be nightly until further notice."

It is currently 8:50 p.m. in the city.

At a press conference this evening, Lightfoot said she had been "watching a tragedy unfold in our city. What started out as a peaceful protest has now devolved into criminal conduct."

"We are proud of our long legacy of spearheading all peaceful protest movements that have shaped and reshaped this nation, generation after generation," she said. "And I will not let criminals take over our city."

Lightfoot said 35 minutes, from the start of the announcement, would be enough time for people to "clear the streets."

"My expectation is that most people who have been peaceful today are going to go home," she added. "But if they don't, then we give the police department another tool to use to enforce the curfew."

Lightfoot later added that anyone breaking the curfew, after being given the warning to disperse, would be arrested.

According to Transit Chicago, all but two of the city's subway lines are currently suspended due to the protests, and multiple bus routes have had to be changed.