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A man yells at Houston Police officers at the intersection of Main Street and McKinney on Friday, May 29, 2020, in Houston. Police chase after protesters run onto 288 to stop traffic in Houston on Friday, May 29, 2020. Floyd the man originally from Houston, who died while he was in the custody of Minneapolis police earlier this week, which has sparked protests throughout the country. At one point, a white man with a facial covering, carrying a rifle, was escorted by police from the park outside City Hall. In recent weeks, the FBI has arrested militia members who were allegedly planning attacks. A protester at Discovery Green in Houston on Friday, May 29, 2020. One of them was pinned to the ground, though it appeared officers stayed clear of his neck and head. Let’s not harm one another,” Turner said as the situation escalated Friday night. The string of shooting deaths comes a little more than a year after a Houston narcotics squad killed two people during a botched drug raid, drawing national scrutiny. HPD Executive Assistant Chief Troy Finner talks with Black Lives Matter Houston's Ashton Woods as protesters angry about the death of George Floyd, took to Bagby Street near City Hall, in Houston, Friday, May 29, 2020. Protesters on northbound 288 near downtown Houston on Friday, May 29, 2020. I got it. Greg Abbott’s fear-mongering during this election.”. “This is our city. Follow him on Twitter or email tips to st.john.smith@chron.com. Protesters at Travis and Polk Street at they squared off with Houston Police officers as Black Lives Matter Houston protested the death of George Floyd, in Houston, Friday, May 29, 2020. Earlier this week, Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins told the Dallas Morning News he wasn’t anticipating violence during or after the election. Photo: Mark Mulligan, Houston Chronicle / Staff photographer. In an op-ed Friday, the Houston Chronicle editorial board called on Acevedo to release police body cam footage from the six fatal shootings by his officers over a recent six-week period. What do Tuesday's election results mean for Texans in 2021? Protesters fill up the area on the south side of the City Hall as Black Lives Matter Houston remembers George Floyd, in Houston, Friday, May 29, 2020. Protesters run away from Houston Police officers on on I-45 as Black Lives Matter Houston protesters marched for George Floyd, in Houston, Friday, May 29, 2020. “I think he’s as smooth as a snake, and at this point, I don’t trust that he’s going to do what he says.”. St. John "Sinjin" Barned-Smith joined the Houston Chronicle in 2014 and covers public safety. Protesters overtook a police cruiser near Capitol and Caroline Streets, smashing its windshield and windows. Police radio traffic reported looting in the Verizon store on Main Street. Live report at 6 #Abc13 pic.twitter.com/JgF8WwQIEN, Powerful moment during protest for #GeorgeFloyd in his 3rd Ward neighborhood. The throng of protesters, escorted by police down Walker Street, joined national outrage about Floyd’s death with chants of “I can’t breathe” and “No justice, no peace.”. The uproar prompted Mayor Sylvester Turner to implore residents to act respectfully. Some were detained for blocking roads, and others were at scenes where a police cruiser was destroyed. He said most of the protesters “demonstrated their views and their pain” in such a manner. Chief Art Acevedo has been lauded for marching with protesters. A woman holds a sign in front of a line of police horses on Travis Street in downtown Houston on Friday, May 29, 2020.


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