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.
Police arrested about 4,100 people in U.S. cities over the weekend, according to the Associated Press, and several people have died nationwide in the protests. Nearly a week after Floyd’s death, it remains unclear whether tensions across the country are calming or escalating.