The death of George Floyd, the Minnesota man who died after a police officer kept his knee on his neck, has sparked outrage and days of protests across America. With violence and looting happening simultaneously in many cities, mayors and governors across the country have called on the National Guard to help local police.
Here, a protester in Washington D.C. holds a sign in front of a fire.
Justice for George
A protester holds up a portrait of George Floyd during a demonstration in front of the Brooklyn Library and Grand Army Plaza on June 5, 2020 in Brooklyn, New York.
Protests in Washington D.C.
Demonstrators gather outside the White House on June 1, 2020, to protest the death of George Floyd.
Taking a knee in D.C.
Peaceful protesters take a knee and raise their fists, demanding justice. This photo was taken shortly before riot police sprayed tear gas into the crowd to clear the area between the White House and St. John's Episcopal Church on June 1, 2020.
Tear gassing protesters in Washington D.C.
While President Donald Trump gave a speech in the White House Rose Garden, fewer than 600 yards away, police officers in riot gear pushed back demonstrators and sprayed tear gas to clear the area outside of St. John's Episcopal Church.
On the march
Demonstrators march near the Lincoln Memorial during a protest against police brutality and racism on June 6, 2020 in Washington, D.C.
Clashing with protesters
Police officers clash with demonstrators near the White House on June 1, 2020.
Supporters of Black Lives Matter attach flowers to a fence in Hollywood, California, after a protest where they commemorated Breonna Taylor on what would have been her 27th birthday. Taylor was shot and killed by police while she slept in her apartment in Louisville, Kentucky in March.
Minneapolis precinct on fire
A Minneapolis Police Department precinct is seen on fire on Thursday, May 28, 2020, amid protests over the death of George Floyd.
Police line in Washington D.C.
A police line stands near the White House early in the morning on June 1, 2020. A few days earlier, on Friday, May 29, President Donald Trump was briefly taken to the White House bunker as protests took place nearby.
Taking a knee in Boston
A protester in Boston wears a mask that reads "I can't breathe" as she takes a knee in front of the Roxbury Police Department.
Clashing with police in New York City
Protesters clash with police during a rally demanding justice for the death of George Floyd at the hands of police.
"Black Lives Matter"
Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser had "Black Lives Matter" painted on 16th Street near the White House on June 5, 2020.
A Black Lives Matter protest is held in Coatesville, Pennsylvania, a small town about an hour west of Philadelphia, on June 4, 2020.
Spreading love in Santa Monica
Protesters pose for a photo in the middle of the street in Santa Monica, California. According to local organizers, looting seen in the Southern California city was unrelated to the protest.
National Guard in Seattle
Washington state National Guard personnel stand in front of a Gap clothing store in Seattle as demonstrators gather nearby.
A hug for the National Guard
A protester hugs a member of the National Guard during a demonstration over the death of George Floyd while in Minneapolis Police custody, in Los Angeles, California, June 2, 2020.
A vigil in Minneapolis
Gwen Carr, the mother of Eric Garner, speaks to a group of people gathered outside the Cup Foods store where George Floyd died in police custody. Garner died in 2014 after an NYPD officer put him in a chokehold.
Supporters in rural Pennsylvania
A Black Lives Matter protest in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, a small town whose population is more than 90% white.
Police and protesters meet in Ferguson
In Ferguson, Missouri, fireworks explode outside a police building. A line of officers is visible in the background, preparing to clear the crowd.
Outrage in Los Angeles
Demonstrators gather on an overpass in downtown Los Angeles. Curfews were issued in L.A. in response to the protests.
Taking a knee in Minneapolis
Demonstrators kneel and raise their fists in Minneapolis on May 31, 2020.
Signs of support
Protesters carry signs near the White House in Washington, D.C., June 6, 2020.
A memorial in Minneapolis
Flowers, signs and balloons are left near a makeshift memorial to George Floyd near the spot where he died.
A peaceful crowd in Washington
Protesters in the newly-renamed Black Lives Matter Plaza near the White House in Washington, D.C., June 6, 2020.
Marching in New York City
Protesters marched through the streets of Manhattan with masks on to prevent the spread of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
A message to Denver police
A protester in Denver, Colorado holds up a message to police during a march on May 31, 2020.
New York City demonstrations
A street performer known as the "Naked Cowboy" performs as NYPD officers line up during a Black Lives Matter protest in Times Square on June 1, 2020.
Face down in Time Square
Protesters lay on the ground with their hands behind their backs in a call for justice for George Floyd, in New York City on June 1, 2020.
Sign of the times
A Black Lives Matter sign at a protest in Washington, D.C., on June 6, 2020.
Die-In in New York City
The protesters chanted during the momentary die-in in Times Square.
National Guard deployed in Washington D.C.
Trucks transport National Guard troops in Washington D.C.
Small town protest
Protesters carry signs at a Black Lives Matter march in Coatesville, Pennsylvania, on June 4, 2020.
Peaceful protest in Boston
This was the scene outside the Boston State House on May 31, 2020.
George Floyd protests in Minneapolis
A fire burns at an Auto Zone store near the Third Police Precinct on May 27, 2020, in Minneapolis. Businesses near the station were looted and damaged.
Looting in Philadelphia
This was the scene in a Philadelphia shoe store on June 1, 2020, after looters vandalized several businesses overnight.
"Don't throw stuff" in Denver
An activist discourages other protesters from throwing things during a protest in Colorado on May 31, 2020.
Taking a knee in Los Angeles
Demonstrators face a row of police as they block a road leading to the 110 freeway in northeast Los Angeles.
Tear gas and rubber bullets in Minneapolis
Protesters run for cover as police fire tear gas and rubber bullets into a crowd demanding justice for George Floyd in Minneapolis.
Journalist bleeds in Minneapolis
This journalist, who was covering the protest in Minneapolis, is seen bleeding after police shot rubber bullets into a crowd of protesters on May 30, 2020.
Tear gas in Minneapolis
A protester rinses his face with water after police fired tear gas into a crowd near a police precinct.
Walking onto the Los Angeles freeway
Demonstrators shut down the northbound 110 freeway in downtown Los Angeles on May 29, 2020.
San Francisco demands justice
Protesters outside of San Francisco City Hall hold their hands up during a protest over the police killing of George Floyd.
Masks on in Los Angeles
A couple poses with a sign as protesters gather in downtown Los Angeles on May 27, 2020.
National Guard troops take a knee
Protesters and members of the Army National Guard kneel together during a demonstration over the death of George Floyd, in Los Angeles on June 2, 2020.
Burning Auto Zone in Minneapolis
A fire burns at an Auto Zone store on May 27, 2020.
George Floyd protests in Minneapolis
A police officer stands with a baton as a fire burns at an Auto Zone store in Minneapolis. Several businesses were looted and damaged amid protests over the police killing of George Floyd.
Factory fire in Minneapolis
Firefighters work to put out flames at a factory on May 27, 2020. A number of businesses and homes were damaged in the area surrounding a Minneapolis police precinct.
Running from rubber bullets in Minneapolis
Demonstrators try to run as police fire rubber bullets and tear gas during a protest in Minnesota.
Unrest and clashes in Minneapolis
A Minneapolis protester holds his hands in the air as two police officers fire pepper spray into his face.
More Minneapolis fires
In this photo from May 28, 2020, another view of burning buildings in Minneapolis.
Pepper spray in Boston
A protester has water poured on his face to help combat the effects of pepper spray during a protest in Boston against police brutality.
Protests in Minneapolis
A protester adds wood to a fire near a Minneapolis Police Department precinct on May 27, 2020.
Minneapolis police carry batons
A portrait of George Floyd hangs on a street light pole as police officers stand guard at the Third Police Precinct in Minneapolis. The station has become the site of ongoing protests after the police killing of George Floyd.
A photo of George Floyd's killing in Minneapolis
Someone holds a sign showing an image from the video of George Floyd's arrest, during a protest outside the Third Precinct Police Station on May 27, 2020, in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Protesting in St. Louis
A woman holds a sign as protesters gather outside the St. Louis Police Department headquarters on May 28, 2020, in St. Louis, Missouri.
Gathering outside the police precinct in Minneapolis
Demonstrators protest at the Third Precinct on Wednesday, May 27, 2020, as people protest the arrest and death of George Floyd.
Protests at the site of George Floyd's killing
Protesters gather at the scene in Minneapolis where George Floyd was pinned to the ground as officer Derek Chauvin held his knee to Floyd's neck for more than eight minutes.
Flash-bangs in Minneapolis
A still image taken from a social media video shows police reportedly using tear gas and flash grenades against protesters demonstrating after the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis on May 26, 2020.
Burning a flag in Los Angeles
A man burns an upside-down U.S. flag in downtown Los Angeles on May 27, 2020.
Hands up in Los Angeles
Protesters hold up their fists in front of a row of police officers in downtown Los Angeles on May 27, 2020.
Flag-bearing protester in St. Louis
A protester waves an upside-down American flag during a march through the streets of St. Louis, Missouri, on on May 29, 2020.
Calls for justice in Minneapolis
At Hennepin County Government Plaza on May 28, 2020, Minneapolis protesters rally in a call for justice for George Floyd.
Violence and arrests in New York City
Violence erupted in Union Square in Manhattan on May 28, 2020. Police arrested at least 40 people.
A Minneapolis construction site burns
People look on as a construction site goes up in flames during demonstrations on May 27, 2020, in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Rinsing her eyes with milk in St. Paul
A demonstrator washes her eyes Thursday, May 28, 2020, in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Watching the crowd
Police and protesters in Washington, D.C., on June 6, 2020.