Protester Kendrick Cutkelvin of Savannah uses a Savannah SWAT vehicle loudspeaker to disperse a small crowd of protesters after a peaceful rally and march in honor of George Floyd on May 31 in Savannah, Georgia. (STEPHEN B. MORTON/Atlanta Journal-Constitution for AP)
Protester Kendrick Cutkelvin of Savannah uses a Savannah SWAT vehicle loudspeaker to disperse a small crowd of protesters after a peaceful rally and march in honor of George Floyd on May 31 in Savannah, Georgia.

STEPHEN B. MORTON/Atlanta Journal-Constitution for AP

Roundup: The stories of protesters as told by tweets

June 1, 2020

MINNEAPOLIS — Over the past week, protests sparked by the death of George Floyd, a black man who died after a white Minneapolis police officer pinned a knee to his neck, have involved thousands of people gathered tightly together in large crowds in more than 20 cities nationwide.

The turbulence sparked by Floyd’s death shook not only the streets of Washington, D.C., New York and Los Angeles but also dozens of smaller communities such as Fargo, North Dakota, and Lincoln, Nebraska.

Peaceful protests involving tens of thousands of people have given way, in some places, to rioting, looting and violence, with police vehicles torched, stores emptied and objects hurled at officers. The police response has varied from restrained to aggressive, with officers at times firing tear gas and rubber bullets.

Protesters have taken to Twitter to share what’s happening on the ground in their cities.

In many cities, protests turned violent.

Still, many protests have been peaceful or started peacefully.

The death of George Floyd has also sparked international protests.

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