The Washington PostDemocracy Dies in Darkness

Mass protests and mayhem continue into a sixth night; thousands nationwide are arrested during weekend

Video taken on May 31 appeared to show a tanker truck speed towards protesters on a bridge on Interstate 35 in Minneapolis. (Video: The Washington Post, Photo: Salwan Georges/The Washington Post)
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A sixth night of mass demonstrations has put government officials, law enforcement officers and protesters at odds in cities across the United States after George Floyd, a black man, was killed in police custody in Minneapolis on Memorial Day.

Peaceful protests exploded into unrest and outrage in Washington on Sunday night, with some demonstrators setting and feeding fires. In Louisville, one man was shot and killed when police and the National Guard opened fire following a violent confrontation between a group gathered in a supermarket parking lot and law enforcement trying to disperse the crowd, authorities said early Monday.

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