Amid heightened attention to complaints of police brutality as a result of the protests, which researchers call the broadest in U.S. history, two police officers in Buffalo were charged after a widely circulated video appeared to show them shoving a 75-year-old protester, who fell and bled from the head as officers walked past him.
Here are some significant developments:
- Demonstrators streamed into downtown Washington on Saturday for day-long protests that officials described as the largest yet in the city following Floyd’s death.
- A car rammed through a group of protesters on bicycles during peaceful demonstrations in Brooklyn on Saturday night, setting off a chase that ended in the driver’s arrest.
- A public viewing and private memorial service for Floyd was held in Raeford, N.C., near his birthplace. His body was later flown to Texas for another service and burial near Houston.
- Clashes between protesters and police broke out again in Portland, Ore., early Sunday, as late-night demonstrations continued to devolve in the city’s downtown. Police later said they made at least 50 arrests and dispersed the crowd.
- George Floyd’s younger brother is scheduled to testify before Congress next week in the first congressional hearing on law enforcement reform since Floyd’s death on Memorial Day.
- Congressional Democrats plan to release expansive legislation to rein in police violence.