May 31 George Floyd protest news

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7:26 p.m. ET, May 31, 2020

23 arrested in Nevada during Saturday protests

From CNN's Artemis Moshtaghian

Washoe Sheriff’s Department arrested 23 people in Saturday night’s protests.

“Of the 23 people taken into custody: 16 are residents of Reno, four are from Sparks, the others are from Fallon, Truckee and Anderson, California. Most face charges of trespassing and/or resisting an officer,” a statement from the sheriff’s office read.

Washoe County is 125 miles north of Reno.

7:24 p.m. ET, May 31, 2020

Here are the latest updates from Philadelphia

From CNN's Laura Ly

Brian Abernathy, Philadelphia managing director, said that since 12 p.m. Sunday, 10 more people have been arrested for looting, and police have issued 13 citations for failure to disperse.

In area of 52nd Street and Market Street in West Philadelphia, five officers were injured, and four cars burned, Abernathy said. Officers have been hit with bricks, rocks, and Molotov cocktails.

There may have been other officer injuries in other parts of city, but the city is still trying to confirm those numbers and the extent of injuries. There may also have been other arrests made in other parts of city, city officials are still trying to finalize their numbers, Abernathy said.

11:35 p.m. ET, May 31, 2020

DC mayor issues citywide curfew

From CNN’s Greg Clary

Protesters gather at Lafayette Square Park outside the White House on May 31 in Washington.
Protesters gather at Lafayette Square Park outside the White House on May 31 in Washington. Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images

Washington, DC, Mayor Muriel Bowser has issued a citywide curfew beginning Sunday at 11 p.m. ET through Monday at 6 a.m. ET, the mayor tweeted.

The DC National Guard has also been activated in support of the DC Metropolitan Police Department. The DC National Guard had previously been activated to support the US Park Police.

Despite Bowser’s tweet indicating she activated the Guard, the DC National Guard actually reports up to the President, who delegates the authority through the Secretary of the Army.

This post has been updated to clarify that the Secretary of the Army activated the National Guard.

7:32 p.m. ET, May 31, 2020

San Jose under curfew for the next week

From CNN's Cheri Mossburg

San Jose residents will be under a citywide curfew starting tonight.

The curfew will be in effect for the next seven days or until further notice, according to an alert from the San Jose Emergency Operations Center. The curfew will last from 8:30 p.m. to 5 a.m. local time.

Mayor Sam Liccardo plans to hold a news conference at 8 p.m. local time to discuss the situation. Police Chief Eddie Garcia and City Manager Dave Sykes will be participating as well.

7:10 p.m. ET, May 31, 2020

Verzuz Intagram battle channels gospel artists after tough week

From CNN's Amir Vera

Gospel artists Kirk Franklin and Fred Hammond wear "I Can't Breathe Again" T-shirts during their Verzuz battle on Instagram Live on May 31, 2020.
Gospel artists Kirk Franklin and Fred Hammond wear "I Can't Breathe Again" T-shirts during their Verzuz battle on Instagram Live on May 31, 2020.

Gospel singers Fred Hammond and Kirk Franklin were together in the studio Sunday for a special installment of Verzuz called "The Healing" after a week that saw the death of George Floyd.

Over 200,000 viewers tuned in.

Franklin said it’s been a difficult week and it’s a night of healing.

“It’s hard for me to sing through this pain,” Hammond said. 

Hammond and Franklin were both wearing "I Can't Breathe Again" T-shirts during the live stream as they played each of their hits. Special appearances were also made by gospel singer Marvin Sapp and Bishop T.D. Jakes.

Franklin and Hammond also brought in Ahmaud Arbery's mother over the phone and expressed their support for her.

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

Protesters clash with police in San Diego

From CNN's Cheri Mossburg

Protesters are clashing with police in San Diego.

Officers are using tear gas in an effort to disperse the crowds, and tweets from the San Diego Police Department say they have been targeted by an aggressive crowd.

Police urged crowds to disperse due to the escalation of "violence" and "vandalism."


7:16 p.m. ET, May 31, 2020

Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin moved to Hennepin County Jail

From CNN's Eric Fiegel and Hollie Silverman 

Hennepin County Sheriff's Office
Hennepin County Sheriff's Office

Former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin, who faces charges in the death of George Floyd, was moved to the Hennepin County Jail Sunday, Hennepin County Sheriff's Office spokesperson Jeremy Zoss confirmed to CNN in an email.

The Hennepin County Jail phone system and website also show Chauvin was moved to the Hennepin County Jail Sunday.

Chauvin was initially booked in the Ramsey County Jail due to potential threats to Hennepin County Facilities, according to Bureau of Criminal Apprehension spokesperson Jill Oliveira.

"The BCA communicated with the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office, which was dealing with potential threats to their facilities at the time of the arrest, they directed us to book him into the Ramsey County Jail," Oliveira told CNN Sunday.

6:46 p.m. ET, May 31, 2020

NYPD officers take a knee with protesters

From CNN’s David Williams

NYPD officers are seen kneeling with protesters on May 31.
NYPD officers are seen kneeling with protesters on May 31. Courtesy of Aleeia Abraham

Aleeia Abraham shot video of some police officers kneeling with protesters on Sunday during a march calling for justice for George Floyd.

Abraham runs an organization called The BlaQue Resource Network in Queens.

She said that a couple of hundred people marched a few blocks to express their outrage about the needless killing of black people. She said the march was very peaceful.

The 103rd Precinct is around the corner from where they marched, so police knew about it in advance and were there.

In the video, protesters are kneeling and their surprise can be heard when some of the officers take a knee as well.

"I definitely didn’t expect that," Abraham said. "I’ve never seen that."

She said she'd never seen police do that in all her years of activism, or even on television at other protests.

"That’s great, it’s a good sign but what we’re really looking for is action," Abraham said. "I’ll be even more impressed when we’re not stepped on and gunned down. That’s the moment I’m looking for."

A pastor invited the officers to come into the circle of protesters to kneel with them, which was greeted with cheers from the crowd. Then they recited the names of people who had died.

Abraham said it was very nice to see, but it was only a start.

“I really want to be clear that that’s not enough. It’s a nice start, but it’s nowhere near enough," she said.

6:47 p.m. ET, May 31, 2020

DC protesters bring box of rocks to demonstration, official says

From CNN's Jim Acosta

A law enforcement source tells CNN US Park Police, in a situational report Sunday afternoon, informed law enforcement stationed in Lafayette Park that demonstrators have brought boxes of rocks to this evening’s protest across from the White House.

Another person was observed with a bat, the report stated. The information was shared with other law enforcement agencies on hand for the protest, the source said.