George Floyd protests spread nationwide

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9:39 p.m. ET, May 29, 2020

Atlanta mayor: "This is not a protest ... this is chaos."

A police car burns after protesters marched to the Georgia State Capitol and returned to the area around the Centennial Olympic Park and CNN center in Atlanta, Gerpon Friday, May 29.
A police car burns after protesters marched to the Georgia State Capitol and returned to the area around the Centennial Olympic Park and CNN center in Atlanta, Gerpon Friday, May 29. Alyssa Pointer/Atlanta Journal-Constitution/AP

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms was visibly angry at a news conference during the Atlanta protests Friday, telling protesters to "go home" after they became violent and a police officer was hurt.

"What I see happening on the streets of Atlanta is not Atlanta. This is not a protest, This is not in the spirit of Martin Luther King, Jr. This is chaos. A protest has purpose. When Dr. King was assassinated, we didn't do this to our city," she said. "If you want change in Amerca, go and register to vote ... that is the change we need in this country."

She added: "If you care about this city then go home."

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9:30 p.m. ET, May 29, 2020

Smoke bomb thrown at officers and one person taken into custody inside CNN Center

A smoke bomb appears to have been thrown at police among several other objects as they stood inside CNN Center, video from CNN crew Nick Valencia and Kevin Conlon shows. 

A group of protesters stands outside the entrance on Marietta Street as police continue to have objects thrown at them.

One person was taken into custody by police and had what appeared to be a zip tie put around his wrists.

The Atlanta Police Department has a precinct inside CNN Center.

9:19 p.m. ET, May 29, 2020

Officer struck by object inside CNN Center

An officer was struck by an unknown object and is down in CNN Center, according to CNN's Nick Valencia and Kevin Conlon, who are just inside the stairwell at the entrance of the building.

The crew moved inside behind police as tensions between protesters and police boiled over outside CNN Center. 

On the Marietta Street side of the building, police are holding off protesters who have broken doors and windows and continue to throw objects.

Police just inside the building are currently engaged in a standoff with protestors who are assembled on the sidewalk along Marietta Street.

9:16 p.m. ET, May 29, 2020

Protesters are running as curfew starts in Minneapolis

CNN's Sara Sidner said protesters are being told that if they stay past curfew they will be arrested. The curfew in Minneapolis and Saint Paul began at 8 p.m. CT.

During her live shot, protesters could be seen running across the street when police officers raised their arm to throw smoke or gas.

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8:57 p.m. ET, May 29, 2020

Police officer struck with object at Atlanta protest

From CNN's Hollie Silverman

At least one police officer responding to a protest outside the CNN Center in Atlanta, Georgia, was struck in the head with an object, according to CNN producer Kevin Conlon, who is on scene with correspondent Nick Valencia.

The protest continues with demonstrators facing off with officers wearing helmets and body coverings.

Protesters have thrown multiple objects, the CNN crew on scene reports.

9:17 p.m. ET, May 29, 2020

Police giving orders to disperse to large crowd outside CNN headquarters in Atlanta

A police car burns after protesters marched to the Georgia State Capitol and returned to the area around the CNN in Atlanta, on Friday, May 29.
A police car burns after protesters marched to the Georgia State Capitol and returned to the area around the CNN in Atlanta, on Friday, May 29. Alyssa Pointer/Atlanta Journal-Constitution/AP

Police are giving orders to disperse to a large group of protesters outside CNN Center in Atlanta, Georgia.

A large number of police officers in helmets are creating a blockade. They are facing off against protesters holding signs.

In video taken by CNN, officers were seen handing out zip ties to other officers. 

8:54 p.m. ET, May 29, 2020

Floyd family "relieved" police officer was arrested but want first-degree murder charge, attorney says

Ben Crump, the attorney representing George Floyd's family, said his family was "relieved" the officer who placed his knee on his neck was arrested but believed he should be charged with first-degree murder.

"The family does not trust the Minneapolis police department or anyone affiliated with the Minneapolis police department," Crump said. "We understand they did the same thing to Eric Garner and we're not going to allow that to happen this time."

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8:48 p.m. ET, May 29, 2020

Lockdown lifted at White House

From CNN's Jason Hoffman 

Jim Acosta/CNN
Jim Acosta/CNN

The lockdown has been lifted at the White House and the United States Secret Service has reopened entrances and exits to the White House campus for both staff and media.

CNN's Jim Acosta reported the protests have moved away from the White House and are now arriving on Capitol Hill.

8:48 p.m. ET, May 29, 2020

Protesters kneel in front of police in Minneapolis

From CNN’s Josh Campbell

Protesters peacefully kneeled in Minneapolis. They chanted “hands up don’t shoot” at a line of Minnesota State Police and National Guard members who were manning a checkpoint near the Precinct 3 police station that was set ablaze last night. 

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