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7:38 p.m. ET, May 30, 2020

Atlanta mayor says curfew is to "restore the city"

From CNN's Hackney, Deanna

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms said the decision to establish a curfew starting Saturday at 9 p.m. ET through sunrise Sunday was about restoring the city after a night of heavy protests and looting. 

"When you run it down the street with a Gucci bag, that's not about black people dying in America. That's about killing ourselves when we do things like that," she said at a news conference Saturday.

She added: "So, this curfew is to say, please be at home by nine o'clock tonight, so that we can restore our city. And thank you to the men and women and children who went out today, and began cleaning up our city. God bless you all. That's Atlanta."

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7:31 p.m. ET, May 30, 2020

Protesters in Chicago vandalize police cars

In Chicago, protesters were vandalizing police cars and tried to tip over a van today.

7:29 p.m. ET, May 30, 2020

Protesters gather at Miami police headquarters

From CNN's Melissa Alonso

Protesters have gathered at Miami police headquarters and can be seen weaving through cars on a highway in downtown Miami.

Hours earlier, law enforcement from multiple agencies joined protesters to kneel one knee in prayer in front of Coral Gables City Hall.

7:23 p.m. ET, May 30, 2020

Highways into Minneapolis shutdown tonight

From CNN's Shawn Cunningham

A number of roadways into Minneapolis are closing at 8 p.m. ET tonight, according to a tweet from the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

Interstates 35, 394 and 94 will all be closed. Highway 55 is being shut down as well.

7:25 p.m. ET, May 30, 2020

Federal charges filed against protesters in New York City

From CNN's Melanie Schuman

The US Attorney for the Eastern District of New York filed a complaint against a woman from upstate New York who was allegedly involved in throwing a Molotov cocktail Friday night in New York City, according to a law enforcement source. 

Separately, two other individuals will also be charged federally for their involvement in the protests Friday night in New York City, according to the source.

A short time ago the New York Police Department tweeted:

7:15 p.m. ET, May 30, 2020

Law enforcement presence in Twin Cities will "triple in size" in response to protests

From CNN's Eric Fiegel

The Minnesota Department of Public Safety tweeted that with the help of the Minnesota National Guard and State Police, authorities are ready to "address a sophisticated network of urban warfare."

7:10 p.m. ET, May 30, 2020

Fire and smoke caught on video near Philadelphia City Hall

From CNN's Alisha Ebrahimji

An Intagram video filmed near City Hall in Philadelphia shows giant plumes of smoke and some flames amid protests in the city.

7:51 p.m. ET, May 30, 2020

Los Angeles mayor implements 8 p.m. curfew

From CNN's Julia Jones

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti announced the city will have a curfew beginning at 8 p.m. Saturday until 5 a.m. Sunday.

"To increase safety for demonstrators, law enforcement and all citizens of Los Angeles, we are putting a curfew in place from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.," the mayor tweeted.

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6:57 p.m. ET, May 30, 2020

At least 137 people were arrested in Houston on Friday, police chief says

From CNN's Melissa Alonso

Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo said 137 people were arrested at Friday night's protests in the city's downtown area, according to a tweet from Houston Police Department.