George Floyd Protests Spread Nationwide

  • Protests erupt for a sixth day across the US over the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man, at the hands of a police officer in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
  • At least 40 cities have imposed curfews and National Guard members have been activated in 15 states and Washington, DC.
  • One former officer, who was seen with his knee on Floyd’s neck, was charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter — but protesters say the charge isn’t harsh enough, and are demanding charges for the other officers involved.

Police in Portland, Oregon, sent “riot control agents” to respond to protesters at the Mark Hatfield US Courthouse on Sunday night, said the Portland Police Bureau.

Protesters had broken windows at the courthouse, and police said they confronted the protesters in order “to ensure the safety of the staff in the court house.”

Earlier in the night, there were concerns protesters may have set fires inside the courthouse, but police later determined they never entered the building.