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In New York, protesters clash with police as demonstrations hit cities across the country


May 31, 2020

In New York City, protesters leapt onto police vehicles in Manhattan parks and marched down main Brooklyn thoroughfares on Saturday evening, as demonstrations around the country over the death of George Floyd entered another night. The protesters spanned several city blocks as they marched down Flatbush Avenue in central Brooklyn, chanting, “No justice, no peace” and “Hands up, don’t shoot.” Similar chants were heard …

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Wife of officer charged with murder of George Floyd announces she’s divorcing him


May 31, 2020

Kellie Chauvin, the wife of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, said she is filing for divorce after 10 years of marriage. In a statement issued by her attorney, Kellie Chauvin said she is devastated by the killing of 46-year-old George Floyd, who died earlier this week while in police custody. Kellie Chauvin’s attorney said she filed for divorce as a …

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GEORGE FLOYD DEATH Minneapolis officers use more aggressive tactics against protesters as rallies flare around U.S.


May 31, 2020

MINNEAPOLIS — Tear gas and tension filled the air Saturday night as police escalated their use of force against people protesting the killing of George Floyd. On the fifth day of protests in Minneapolis, many remained defiant, ignoring a curfew that went into effect at 8 p.m. Saturday. Law enforcement officers responded with a show of force in an attempt to …

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The morning after: Damage left behind after chaotic downtown demonstrations


May 31, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Four Houston police officers were injured Friday night as nearly 200 people were arrested in a night of chaos and tension in downtown Houston. It began as a rally and march over the death of George Floyd Friday afternoon and deteriorated into tension and violence as the evening wore on.   Peaceful protests for George Floyd …

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Sanitation tips when going back to the office


May 31, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Whether you’re going back to your workplace or still have questions about how to stop the spread of COVID-19, medical experts provided some answers. Medical experts said it’s a good idea to use hand sanitizer at work, which will more than likely be found all over the office. “So, hand sanitizers work differently than soap and …

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Gov. Abbott to deploy state resources to Texas cities


May 31, 2020

As protests for the death of Houston native George Floyd continue around the country, Gov. Greg Abbott has announced he will soon be deploying state resources. Abbot said, “Texas and America mourn the senseless loss of George Floyd, and the actions that led to his death are reprehensible, and should be condemned in the strongest terms possible.” The resources will …

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Mayor Turner asks residents to report anyone intending to do violence while protesting


May 31, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Multiple people were arrested during the march for Houston native, George Floyd, on Friday in downtown. Eighty percent of the protests on Friday were peaceful, while the rest involved defacing buildings, looting and committing other violence, said Mayor Sylvester Turner. He asked residents to report any individuals intending to do violence. “This is our house,” Turner …

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HPD officer injured after being hit by vehicle near protests in SE Houston


May 31, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — An HPD officer is injured after being hit by a vehicle on Emancipation and Jefferson Saturday evening. The incident was reported in Third Ward in southeast Houston around 9:30 p.m. It’s not clear how the officer was hit by the vehicle, but dozens of HPD officers are surrounding the scene. SkyEye13 was briefly over the scene, …

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