George Floyd protests spread nationwide

By Melissa Macaya, Mike Hayes, Fernando Alfonso III, Daniella Diaz, Jessie Yeung, Steve George, Ivana Kottasová and Nick Thompson, CNN

Updated 8:56 p.m. ET, May 30, 2020
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8:49 p.m. ET, May 29, 2020

Protesters and police clash outside Barclays Center in Brooklyn

From CNN's Mark Morales

Protesters gather at Barclays Center to protest the recent killing of George Floyd in Brooklyn, New York, Friday, on May 29.
Protesters gather at Barclays Center to protest the recent killing of George Floyd in Brooklyn, New York, Friday, on May 29. Kevin Mazur/Getty Images

Protesters and police clashed in various incidents Friday night outside the Barclays Center.

Some protesters threw water bottles and what appeared to be a bottle of paint at New York Police Department officers. 

Officers tried to hold the barricade line as a handful of glass and plastic water bottles were thrown at them.

8:07 p.m. ET, May 29, 2020

California Highway Patrol officers attacked by projectiles during San Jose protests

From CNN's Sarah Moon

Demonstrators attack a California Highway Patrol cruiser in the Hollywood Freeway in Los Angeles on Wednesday, May 27.
Demonstrators attack a California Highway Patrol cruiser in the Hollywood Freeway in Los Angeles on Wednesday, May 27. Ringo H.W. Chiu/AP

California Highway Patrol officers were hit by projectiles thrown by protesters on the freeway in San Jose, spokesperson Alicia Moreno confirmed to CNN.

Part of the 101 freeway was shut down, Moreno said.

Vehicles were vandalized during the protests, according to Moreno. There were no reported injuries.

CHP is focused on clearing the southbound 101 Freeway. The northbound direction has been cleared.

8:49 p.m. ET, May 29, 2020

Governor declares curfew for Minneapolis and St. Paul through the weekend

From CNN's Chris Boyette

Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz pauses during a news conference in St. Paul, on Friday, May 29.
Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz pauses during a news conference in St. Paul, on Friday, May 29. Glenn Stubbe/Star Tribune/AP

Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz signed an executive order Friday imposing an 8 p.m. CT (9 p.m. ET) curfew for the cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul in the wake of fires, looting and protests through the Twin Cities after the death of George Floyd.

The curfew begins Friday and extends through the weekend, according to the order.

“It’s time to rebuild our community and that starts with safety in our streets,” Walz said in a statement. “Thousands of Minnesotans have expressed their grief and frustration in a peaceful manner. But the unlawful and dangerous actions of others, under the cover of darkness, has caused irreversible pain and damage to our community. This behavior has compromised the safety of bystanders, businesses, lawful demonstrators, and first responders. Now, we come together to restore the peace.”

The mayors of each city have already imposed curfews for the same time.

8:50 p.m. ET, May 29, 2020

White House on lockdown due to DC protests

From CNN's Jason Hoffman

As protesters arrived at Pennsylvania Avenue/Lafayette Park, the White House has been locked down. 

The doors to the White House briefing room, where reporters have their offices have also been locked and Secret Service officers are not letting anyone off White House grounds.

There were members of the press corps around the press entrance but they were just cleared out and have been brought back to the White House press briefing room.

CNN has reached out to the US Secret Service for comment. 

8:50 p.m. ET, May 29, 2020

Protesters in Atlanta mount CNN sign and raise Black Lives Matter Flag

From CNN's Raja Razek

Protesters in Atlanta mount the CNN sign in front of the network headquarters in Atlanta, on Friday, May, 29.
Protesters in Atlanta mount the CNN sign in front of the network headquarters in Atlanta, on Friday, May, 29. WGCL

A video from CNN affiliate WGCL showed protesters mounting the CNN sign at the network's headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia, and raising a Black Lives Matter flag.

One protester was seen using spray paint to write #Love on the sign and others were also seen writing on the sign.

Protesters also torched an American flag outside CNN Center in Atlanta and broke the glass near the entrance of the center.

7:10 p.m. ET, May 29, 2020

Protesters smash windows and block roads on 101 Freeway in San Jose

From CNN's Sarah Moon

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Protesters appeared to be walking off the 101 freeway in San Jose, California, affiliate aerials show.

A large group of protesters were seen blocking the roads and smashing windows of cars on the freeway earlier today.

CNN is awaiting details from the California Highway Patrol.

8:50 p.m. ET, May 29, 2020

Disturbance breaks out during protest in DC

A disturbance broke out in a crowd of hundreds of people protesting in Washington, D.C.

According to CNN's Brian Todd who's at the scene, the disturbance started when the police tried to escort a man from the protest.

The crowd is visibly riled, chanting "no justice no peace" and "black lives matter."

"We don't know exactly what set off the crowd," Todd said. "The crowd is very intense."

6:54 p.m. ET, May 29, 2020

Hundreds gather in downtown Houston to protest George Floyd's death

From CNN's Chandler Thornton

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KTRK

Hundreds of protesters are gathered in downtown Houston to protest the death of George Floyd.

The protest was organized by Houston's Black Lives Matter group and images from CNN affiliate KTRK show hundreds of Houstonians marching from Discovery Green to City Hall to protest police brutality and justice for Floyd.

Many people were seen carrying signs that said "End police brutality" and "Black lives matter."

KTRK reported that a woman was detained after pulling out a rifle at the protest, according to Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo who said she would be arrested for trying to start a riot during a peaceful protest. The report did not indicate that the firearm went off. 

8:51 p.m. ET, May 29, 2020

Tensions mount as armored vehicles pull up at Atlanta's protest

From CNN's Raja Razek

CNN headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia.
CNN headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia. WGCL

Tensions mount as thousands of people gather in Atlanta to protest the death of George Floyd. 

Protesters can be heard chanting and seen facing a line of police near the CNN building.

Armored vehicles can be seen at the CNN center, and protesters could be seen running in fear of possible tear gas.

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms said in a tweet today she encouraged residents to peacefully protest.

"When lives and the conscience of this nation are at peril, we as people are expected to exercise our constitutional rights to peacefully assemble and have our voices heard. Atlanta embodies these values, and I encourage all who exercise these rights to remember Atlanta's legacy of peaceful protest leading to progress," she said.

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp shared Lance Bottoms tweet on his official Twitter account.