Anger is erupting in Washington D.C., with large fires near Lafayette Park and police firing tear gas and pepper spray.
Protests are focused in the center of the US capital, just a few blocks away from the White House.
There are several fires happening, one near the historic St. John's Church, and another at a public facilities building at the edge of the park. People are throwing branches and fireworks into the fires -- there's even a wooden park bench in the doorframe of the park building, feeding the flames.
Police are now working to clear the area, advancing forward in a line and pushing back the crowds.
The city is supposed to go under curfew in just 10 minutes or so, at 11 p.m. local time. It will be lifted Monday morning at 6 a.m., said Mayor Muriel Bowser.