Protests over the death of George Floyd, the unarmed black man who died after a white Minneapolis cop knelt on his neck Monday, continued Wednesday—and not just in Minneapolis. In California, a Black Lives Matter protest blocked all lanes of traffic on both sides of the 101 freeway, a major thoroughfare, during rush hour in Los Angeles. Things got violent, with a patrol car's windows smashed and at least one injury, Deadline reports. Protesters also swarmed the hood of a California Highway Patrol cruiser, NBC 4 reports. More on the fallout from Floyd's death:
- Meanwhile, in Minneapolis: Protests continued for a second night Wednesday, and this time they turned fatal—the Star Tribune reports a person was shot dead, and the death may have come at the hands of a pawn shop owner whose shop was allegedly being looted. Looting and violence were widespread, fires were set, and State Patrol troopers have moved in. The mayor, who earlier called for the officer who knelt on Floyd's neck to be arrested, said he has asked the governor to consider bringing in the National Guard.