Multiple fires set near White House as mass protests continue for a sixth night

Fires were seen burning near The White House last night with police firing tear gas to try and break up the large crowds.

News 12 Staff

Jun 1, 2020, 10:01 AM

Updated 1,484 days ago

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Protests erupted for a sixth day across the U.S. over the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man, at the hands of a police officer in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Fires were seen burning near the White House last night with police firing tear gas to try and break up the large crowds.
The entire Washington, D.C. National Guard is being called in to help manage the protests.
In North Carolina, demonstrators lit fires and police fired tear gas in Raleigh last night. The violence came as North Carolina's capital city cleaned up from Saturday night's violence.
And in Minneapolis, a truck driver was arrested after he drove his semi-truck drove through a crowd of protesters on I-35. There were about 5,000 to 6,000 people on the bridge Sunday at the time, amazingly no one was seriously hurt. The driver, 35-year-old Bogdan Vechirko, was pulled out of the truck by protesters. He suffered minor injuries.
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