The demonstrators marched in the Downtown Eastside area chanting "black lives matter" in the rain as protesters in the US condemn the deaths of black people by police, leaving cities from NY to Seattle with broken windows and ransacked buildings and stores.
At one point, demonstrators were able to wrest some of the metal barricades away from officers.
Demonstrators breached security barricades, hurled water bottles at police and shouted slogans against President Donald Trump. Several people were knocked to the ground, and it was unclear if anyone was hurt.
About a half-hour later, Trump tweeted again, this time taking aim at the demonstrators: "They professionally managed so-called "protesters" at the White House had little to do with the memory of George Floyd". Many Secret Service agents just waiting for action.
In Dallas, protesters badly beat a man today after he confronted them carrying a machete to "allegedly protect his neighbourhood", according to police Sgt. Warren Mitchell.
The three other officers who were present outside a Minneapolis grocery store where viral video was recorded of Floyd, 46, handcuffed on the pavement and physically restrained have been fired, but not charged.
Protesters in Minneapolis have set fire to cars and businesses and carried away items from boarded-up convenience stores - the violent protests spreading to other USA cities, including Milwaukee.
Hundreds of people were arrested Friday, and police used batons, rubber bullets and pepper spray to push back crowds in some cities. A graffiti-covered police auto burned in the street.
"If you do want to go out and protest, make sure you do so in a matter that is safe for you, your friends and family, for our neighborhoods and the city", said Alderman Johnson. Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden condemned the violence as he continued to express common cause with those demonstrating after Floyd's death.
At least a dozen major USA cities have imposed overnight curfews as protests intensify. Overnight curfews were imposed in more than a dozen major cities nationwide, including Atlanta, Denver, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, San Francisco and Seattle. It has continued to resonate almost six years later. But not all protests were marred by violence.
In central Indianapolis, police were investigating "multiple shootings", including one that left a person dead, amid the protests.
In the Clinton Hill section of Brooklyn, a large crowd of protesters clashed with police officers. "We don't tolerate excessive use of force", Juneau Police Chief Ed Mercer told a gathering where most people wore masks and some sang Alaska Native songs.
The mayor said the New York City Police Department had experienced "horrible, vile things" and added that "tremendous violence. will not stand". "It is about attacking civil society, instilling fear and disrupting our great cities", Walz told the media. Some residents were glad to see the upheaval dissipating.
Protests erupted in over two dozen cities, including New York, Oakland, California, Atlanta, Portland and OR and though protesters were largely peaceful some of them turned violent creating law and order situation.
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