USA riots following the death of George Floyd, May 31

Trump says protesters would have met 'vicious dogs' if White House fence breached

More people continue to join the marchers.

"We're sick of it".

"Following several hours of peaceful demonstration, the crowd became violent and aggressive and began to throw bottles at officers", the Seattle Police Department said in a statement.

Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz said he was "fully" mobilising the National Guard in the Twin Cities, saying Saturday that he had requested the largest deployment of National Guard troops since the Second World War.

Outlaw added that during the protests Saturday evening, at least four police vehicles were set on fire.

Secret Service officers made six arrests, the statement said.

After marching away, demonstrators assembled again later and videos showed pushing-and-shoving matches between officers and protesters trying to push over metal barriers.

"The mistakes that are happening are not mistakes".

On Friday, Trump drew a warning from Twitter and condemnation from Democrats after posting a comment that "looting leads to shooting", suggesting protesters who turned to looting could be fired upon. Most have been peaceful, but some have erupted in violence.

The neighboring cities of West Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Pasadena, Culver City and Santa Monica also imposed curfews as protests spread across the region.

Trump says protesters would have met 'vicious dogs' if White House fence breached

Outlaw said the officers were injured "as the result of liquid and solid projectiles being hurled at them".

Police have arrested at least 1,669 people in 22 cities since Thursday, according to a tally by The Associated Press.

Washington, DC Mayor Muriel Bowser said the remarks "are an attack on humanity, an attack on black America and they make my city less safe". Pastors in pulpits across the country will likely be urging peace amid the rubble of riots.

Atlanta, Philadelphia and Los Angeles were among the cities to introduce curfews for residents from 8 p. m. on Saturday night.

This week's unrest recalled the riots in Los Angeles almost 30 years ago after the acquittal of the white police officers who beat Rodney King, a black motorist who had led them on a high-speed chase.

George Floyd was an African-American man who was killed in police custody in Minneapolis after footage emerged of him in handcuffs pleading for air as a police officer kneeled on his neck.

But not all protests were marred by violence.

"We don't tolerate excessive use of force", Juneau Police Chief Ed Mercer told a gathering where most people wore masks and some sang Alaska Native songs. But many protesters are demanding the arrests of the three other officers involved. Gavin Newsom to send in the National Guard to help restore order amid unrest over the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

"My administration will stop mob violence and will stop it cold", he said.



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