Transcript for Anger across US as protestors clash with police
Protests already under way in New York, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Denver, and elsewhere in this country. Here in New York City tonight, where tension has been growing in the overnight hours for several days, there is a curfew in place at 11:00 P.M., the NYPD doubling its force. Here's Stephanie Ramos. Reporter: From coast to coast a weekend of violent clashes. Days of largely peaceful protests, but this weekend, rage and pain in America. From coast to coast a weekend of violent clashes. Police unloading pepper spray on protesters at close range in Portland, Oregon, using tear gas to hold back crowds in north Carolina. Demonstrations turning violent, and others taking advantage of the chaos. In the nation's capitol, smoke seen near the white house. Police firing tear gas as protesters setting cars and buildings on fire. The National Guard activated in 25 states. And Washington, D.C. But despite the flashes of violence and destruction, demonstrators determined to stay focused and have their message heard. The focus should be peace, come in peace, say what you have to do, say what you have to say. Black lives matter, that's the message, period. That's it. Look at this, peaceful, that's all. Just hear us. George Floyd! I can't watch no more of this. I'm sorry, but if I see one more name of another brother dead, I'm gonna lose it, I'm gonna lose my mind. Reporter: Demonstrators shutting down the Manhattan bridge, holding a moment of silence in times square for George Floyd. Oh, my gosh. Oh, my gosh. This is very dangerous. Reporter: Today, new details about those terrifying moments on a Minneapolis bridge when a tanker truck came barreling toward a crowd. Officials say the driver likely panicked. He told the governor the crowd moved in to help him. For protesters in Boston, another close call as an SUV rammed into protesters. Several people just run over by a car. The front windshield was shattered. Reporter: And investigation now under way after a NYPD patrol car drove into a crowd behind a barricade. The police commissioner says at times his officers have come under attack. It's a very difficult situation without a good ending either way. That is on the heels of molotov cocktails being thrown as police officers. Reporter: Amid calls to end police brutality. Disturbing scenes unfolding. This one in Seattle. An officer using his knee to pin down a protester until his fellow officer pushes it away. Stop! Reporter: Police in Atlanta firing the two officers seen smashing the windows of this car, tasing the college students inside, then violently dragging them out. And in New York, outrage over the use of force. This woman taken to the hospital after being shoved to the ground. The mayor calling for another officer who pulled a gun on a group of protesters to be fired. Any officer who should not be wearing that uniform needs to get off this force. Reporter: David, police in New York City believe there are a number of outside groups infiltraing peaceful protests. A moment ago, things were tense. David? Stephanie, thank you. Now to the state of
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