Transcript for Protests turn violent across the nation
We begin tonight with the nation already on edge in the corona virus pandemic as protests turned violent across America. The arrest of a former Minneapolis police officer for the murder of George Floyd feeling to stop another night of rage in that city. The governor fully mobilizing the National Guard for the first time in US history. The protest continuing this evening. These pictures coming in right now from Los Angeles Police pushing back crowds using batons and firing rubber bullets a patrol car on fire. And in Philadelphia police vehicles torched as the crowd swelled. The were similar scenes in several American cities Friday night. An angry group outside the CNN center Atlanta the tense moments he's all right there played out on live television. And after the Secret Service clashed with protesters just outside the White House. President trump casting blame threatening force and tweeting up cryptic message about mad at night at the White House. At the same time the family of torch Floyd requesting an independent autopsy. And pushing for the arrest of three other officers in that video ABC's Alex Perez who leads our coverage from Minneapolis. Tonight our nation on edge for the first time in a 164 years the governor of Minnesota is now fully mobilizing the National Guard. Protests erupting in Minneapolis last night's event powder keg of the crisis. Businesses is set on fire as rage continues to boil over for the death of George Lloyd while in police custody we'll. The situation in Minneapolis. Is no longer in any way. About the murder of George Floyd it is about attacking civil society. Instilling fear and disrupting. Our great cities. The anger now spreading across the country. A protest in Philadelphia that started peacefully this afternoon grew violent a police car burning. In Los Angeles this evening police pushing back massive crowds a using batons and firing rubber bullets. In New York this police car in flames. Authorities clashing with protesters making a 150 arrest is charging one woman with attempted murder for throwing a Molotov cocktail at. Four officers. This video showing what appears to be an officer shoving a woman to the ground. Police are now investigating that incident. It. In Atlanta hundreds descending on CNN's Atlanta headquarters defacing property and setting off fireworks. You aren't as pricing that CB you are disgracing. Light and George Lloyd and every other parts and who had been sealed in this country. Last night in Oakland a drive by shooting killed one security officer and wounded another federal authorities are now calling it a case of domestic terrorism. In Detroit and nineteen year old killed after someone and suvs opened fire into a crowd really. The wave of outrage coming after Monday night's horrific incidents were officer Derek Tobin digs his Meehan to George Floyd's neck. For eight minutes M 46 seconds. Across parts of Minneapolis you can already see several national Guardsmen stationed in different areas. The governor here for the first time domestically has activated the entire National Guard some thirteen thousand Guardsmen ready to step then. Here in Minneapolis is some feel they've been pushed to the breaking point. I mean not annoying though violent women dazzling only because. Long he has a long way or another. But city officials were quick to point out some of those arrested are from out of state those folks. Were agitating in inciting. Our. Taking advance of the pain of the hurt of the frustration of that anger of the very real legitimate sadness. It's so many of our community members via. All right Alex joins us now live from the destroyed building in downtown Minneapolis Alex we just heard from the demonstrators there in your story to tensions are still very high. And officials are bracing for more tonight. Yet Tom authorities are very concerned tonight could be one of these most of violating ninety yet they say they have a plan to deal with these violent outbreaks but. Have so far not revealed any details a lot of people here. Still on edge Tom Alex Perez leading us off from Minneapolis Alex thank you.
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