May 30 George Floyd protests news

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7:07 p.m. ET, May 30, 2020

Protesters in Philadelphia vandalize statue

From CNN's Laura Ly

Protesters in Philadelphia Saturday vandalized a statue of Frank Rizzo, the city's former mayor and police commissioner, that stands outside the city’s Municipal Services Building.

Protesters appeared to tie ropes to the statue and started a fire at the statue's base.

Aerial images show a large protester presence in Philadelphia. CNN affiliate KYW reported multiple vehicles have been set on fire, including a state police vehicle. KYW also reported the statue has been defaced before and is set to be removed next year

Philadelphia police tweeted earlier on Saturday that people should avoid the Center City neighborhood, near where the Rizzo statue is located.

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6:35 p.m. ET, May 30, 2020

Atlanta mayor sets citywide curfew

From CNN's Deanna Hackney

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms set a curfew starting Saturday at 9 p.m. ET through sunrise Sunday.

According to the city's official Twitter account, the curfew was issued because of the "recent acts of violence demonstrated throughout the city."

6:33 p.m. ET, May 30, 2020

Protesters continue marching in New York

From CNN's Kristina Sgueglia

In New York's East Village, a group who gathered earlier at Union Square marched three miles today during protests.

Hundreds of protesters continue on their march this afternoon.

6:36 p.m. ET, May 30, 2020

Police chief says violence won't be tolerated as protesters march to city hall 

From CNN's Melissa Alonso

Protesters fill the streets in Austin, Texas, May 30.
Protesters fill the streets in Austin, Texas, May 30. KEYE

Streets in downtown Austin, Texas, remain closed as protesters make their way towards the state's capitol building and police headquarters, according to a tweet from Austin Transportation Department.

"Violence and destruction of property will not be tolerated," Austin Police Chief Brian Manley tweeted.

Austin is one of four cities receiving support from Gov. Greg Abbott amid protests across the state. The governor's office sent more than 1,500 officers to assist local police departments, Abbot said in a statement Saturday.

"Our officers are working to keep the community safe with compassion, professionalism and respect, as the demonstration continues downtown. We appreciate peaceful protest and will continue providing a safe space for the community to express emotions," Manley tweeted. 

6:30 p.m. ET, May 30, 2020

Police car on fire in Los Angeles

A police car appears to be on fire in Los Angeles. Police officers are holding back a line of demonstrators to prevent them from getting close to the car.

6:26 p.m. ET, May 30, 2020

Denver mayor sets curfew and tells late night protesters to "go home" and "stay home"

From CNN's Deanna Hackney

Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock speaks at a news conference in Denver, on May 30.
Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock speaks at a news conference in Denver, on May 30. City of Denver

Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock warned those who may be thinking of inciting violence during any peaceful protests today that their actions will no longer be tolerated.

“When there are agitators with selfish motives and reckless intentions hijacking demonstrations and inciting violence with homemade explosives, rocks, bottles, graffiti, and vandalism our officers will respond to maintain peoples safety, to protect themselves and to protect public and private property.”

At a news conference today, Hancock announced an order he signed earlier in the day establishing a citywide curfew effective tonight beginning at 8 p.m., and nightly from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. through Monday.

Hancock sent a plea to both Denver residents, and those who may be traveling to Denver to protest, to “go home." 

“If you are coming to Denver for one of the demonstrations scheduled for today once 8 p.m. hits our message is very simple, ‘go home.' If you're planning to come downtown tonight, ‘stay home,'" he said.

Hancock said that the National Guard has also been deployed to “support our efforts to maintain public safety, and protect infrastructure and property in the downtown area. We had hoped that we would not have to take these steps, but the aggressive and dangerous actions taken by some individuals and groups, under the cover of darkness has made it necessary.”

6:28 p.m. ET, May 30, 2020

Officer fatally shot during Oakland protest in "act of domestic terrorism"

From CNN's Hollie Silverman

An officer contracted by the Federal Protective Service of the Department of Homeland Security was shot and killed Friday night in Oakland, California, the FBI said in a statement.

A second contract officer was also injured and is in critical condition, acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf said during a news conference Saturday.

"As of late we have witnessed an outright assault on our law enforcement community. Last night in Oakland, California an assassin cowardly shot two Federal Protective Service contractors as they stood watch over a protest," Wolf said.

"Let me be clear when someone targets a police officer or a police station with an intention to do harm and intimidate, that is an act of domestic terrorism," DHS Acting Deputy Secretary Ken Cuccinelli said during a news conference Saturday.

6:28 p.m. ET, May 30, 2020

Police swing batons at protesters in L.A.

Police in Los Angeles are swinging batons and firing rubber bullets at protesters as they try to move demonstrators back.

Protesters appear to be throwing objects at police offers.

"Move back, stop hitting us," a man could be heard yelling from a megaphone as police hit protesters with batons.

6:12 p.m. ET, May 30, 2020

Columbus mayor institutes citywide curfew

From CNN’s Taylor Romine

Columbus, Ohio, Mayor Andrew Ginther is instituting a citywide curfew from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. "until it is rescinded," he said in a news conference Saturday.

The curfew comes after there was major damage done to buildings in the city Friday night and continued protests Saturday, he said.

On Friday night, approximately 100 public and private properties were damaged, at least 10 were looted and five police officers were injured from bricks and rocks being thrown at them, he said.

"What we are doing in no way lessens my belief that racism is a public health and safety crisis," Ginther said. "Nor does it mean we will stop making changes to becoming an equitable city that the people of Columbus deserve. These actions are laser-focused on those who have come to our city to do us harm." 

Police have worked with protesters and listened to calls for change, Columbus Police Chief Thomas Quinlan said, but added the violence has gone too far. He said that the protests "transformed from lawful, peaceful protest into criminal riots, felony riot, felony vandalism, and people are being hurt."