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Viral videos show looting, violent confrontations, and businesses being set on fire in major cities around the nation
Fiery protests and violent riots erupted in at least a dozen U.S. cities on Friday night over the death of George Floyd, who died in the custody of police in Minneapolis. There was damage done to buildings, looting, fires being set, and clashes with law enforcement in several cities, including New York City, Washington, D.C., Atlanta, Louisville, Dallas, Houston, Oakland, Los Angeles, Seattle, and Portland.
Videos from around the country exhibit rising tensions, violent confrontations, and chaos stemming from George Floyd protests.
Protestors swarmed CNN's headquarters in Atlanta, where some dissenters inflicted damage to the front of the building.
Police cars getting literally destroyed in Atlanta outside the CNN Center https://t.co/x5zRxZVQpb— Fernando Alfonso III (@Fernando Alfonso III) 1590796595.0
This view is from INSIDE the CNN center, my colleague @CNNValencia reporting as police hold the line amid heavy pro… https://t.co/01I7vKK2V4— Omar Jimenez (@Omar Jimenez) 1590805514.0
The College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta was looted and destroyed.
A very tough night for downtown Atlanta. This is the College Football Hall of Fame. #AtlantaProtest https://t.co/K7vt95n8lV— Blayne Alexander (@Blayne Alexander) 1590806845.0
Rioters broke into high-end Phipps Plaza, "the southeast's premier upscale shopping destination."
Phipps Plaza in Atlanta rn 👀 https://t.co/1Ap16mhAy3— VON (@VON) 1590812777.0
Concerned protestors did manage to save the local Waffle House.
Atlanta said fuck everything up but Waffle House https://t.co/mzheK8UbUh— Otto Dinero (@Otto Dinero) 1590807817.0
New York City
There were skirmishes between citizens and police near the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
A lot just popped off at the protest for George Floyd at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Pepper spray, batons, and… https://t.co/rYclXr2QUR— Jon Campbell (@Jon Campbell) 1590795527.0
There were reports of protestors throwing cement at NYPD officers.
Police car just drove by demonstrators on Classon Ave in Brooklyn -- some of whom had been throwing cement -- and o… https://t.co/wyPyYsk29d— Nicholas Bogel-Burroughs (@Nicholas Bogel-Burroughs) 1590801102.0
At least 37 NYPD vehicles were damaged or vandalized, including a van that was set on fire by a Molotov cocktail outside Fort Greene Park.
NYPD van set ablaze in Brooklyn @g_liew https://t.co/8qmPjZcZOf— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) 1590804739.0
Here's the scene this morning at NYPD's 88th precinct in Brooklyn, the site of some of the borough's most intense p… https://t.co/7lIe6u95Oq— Nicholas Bogel-Burroughs (@Nicholas Bogel-Burroughs) 1590831746.0
Protestors scuffled with Secret Service outside of the White House's North Lawn.
People have managed to toss over the temporary barricades, they’re being pushed back by the Secret Service. More po… https://t.co/iJZcrVU3DN— Alejandro Alvarez (@Alejandro Alvarez) 1590795307.0
I guarantee you that storming the White House is going to end horribly. Don’t do it. They don’t use rubber bullets.… https://t.co/GPxjHVSRpV— InstantMedia (@InstantMedia) 1590808266.0
Things getting tense outside the White House. Projectiles are flying. Officers are using shields to shove back prot… https://t.co/FOkgtruOew— Mike Balsamo (@Mike Balsamo) 1590821677.0
A woman punched a police officer twice, and then another cop struck her, knocking her to the ground in Baltimore.
A woman in Baltimore just punched a cop in the face twice. Don’t think she was expecting to get clocked in the hea… https://t.co/0vOQ5V8K9d— Caleb Hull (@Caleb Hull) 1590813052.0
There were rioting and mass looting in Oakland, including at a Mercedes-Benz dealership.
Oakland rioting for #GeorgeFloyd https://t.co/RzAtfb4Iys— Shane Bauer (@Shane Bauer) 1590813426.0
Walgreens at 14th and Broadway hit by looters after violence breaks out at Oakland demonstration in support of… https://t.co/aXOrXEhmAq— Anda Chu (@Anda Chu) 1590822060.0
yo Oakland is on one right now https://t.co/O5IIHhl6NC— pablo (@pablo) 1590821123.0
#Oakland had to take things to another level tonight. They out here taking new cars off showrooms https://t.co/ZIgIE0ahaZ— Tariq Nasheed 🇺🇸 (@Tariq Nasheed 🇺🇸) 1590826909.0
Someone commandeered a small bulldozer and drove it around the city.
Protesters camadere a small bulldozer after violence breaks out at Oakland demonstration in support of #GeorgeFloyd… https://t.co/iaIDzqcZp4— Anda Chu (@Anda Chu) 1590821394.0
Riot video shows police vehicles and buildings being damaged in Texas.
This is Dallas tonight https://t.co/884HvTaTDW— ELIJAH SCHAFFER (@ELIJAH SCHAFFER) 1590820568.0
BREAKING: riots breaking out in Dallas Here now Situation intensifying https://t.co/pSMwUbdRs5— ELIJAH SCHAFFER (@ELIJAH SCHAFFER) 1590813307.0
Dallas Police Chief Reneé Hall explained to protestors that she would not tolerate anyone assaulting her officers.
Dallas Police chief Hall spoke with a protestor. Tells them to stay off the streets and not hit police vehicles.… https://t.co/AkY8wv8F3C— Obed Manuel (@Obed Manuel) 1590806726.0
Rioters ransacked the Justice Center in Portland and then set it on fire.
Masked militants ransacking the Justice Center in downtown Portland. Many came prepared with chemicals to start fir… https://t.co/XdS3Trbb3P— Andy Ngô (@Andy Ngô) 1590820044.0
Deputies are blocking off the Justice Center, telling me it’s a crime scene. Portland police are also blocking SW 3… https://t.co/1vrucWOVHD— Genevieve Reaume (@Genevieve Reaume) 1590849230.0
Multiple stores were looted, and several banks were breached.
Louis V looted https://t.co/NpfENFlYfF— Sergio Olmos (@Sergio Olmos) 1590820432.0
Inside capitol one https://t.co/6iywB6DSwp— Sergio Olmos (@Sergio Olmos) 1590826165.0
Looting and fires continued in Minneapolis, the epicenter of the George Floyd riots.
Car fires are spreading to buildings nearby at Park and Lake. Big crowd dodging speeding cars on Lake Street. No si… https://t.co/zLjmAzQp86— Tim Nelson (@Tim Nelson) 1590807166.0
The looting is picking up speed at Chicago Lake Liquors https://t.co/FxIWOicNtB— Tim Nelson (@Tim Nelson) 1590813772.0
Looters raided a UPS truck while it was moving.
Protestors getting into the back of a UPS truck as it goes by on 35W @KSTP https://t.co/hmVUpJ82vo— Callan Gray (@Callan Gray) 1590809134.0
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Paul Sacca is a staff writer for Blaze News.