TAMPA, Fla. — On Sunday, protests continued across the Tampa Bay area in the wake of George Floyd's death.
Protesters and law enforcement both took to the streets once again after Saturday's peaceful protests took a violent turn at night. During Saturday night's protests, several stores were looted and some were even set on fire.
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The protests come after the death of George Floyd. Floyd was a 46-year-old man who died Monday night after Derek Chauvin, a now-fired Minneapolis police officer who was charged with third-degree murder on Friday, knelt on his neck for several minutes, despite pleas from Floyd and bystanders.
Monday, June 1
- 6:00 AM | Associated Press tally shows at least 4,100 people arrested over days of protests since killing of George Floyd.
Sunday, May 31
10:15 PM | Large crowds have appeared to disperse near Curtis Hixon park in downtown Tampa, Haley Bull reports.
Downtown now appears calm and it seems protesters have dispersed.
— Haley Bull (@HaleyBullNews) June 1, 2020
9:55 PM | Polk County declares a local state of emergency through 5 a.m., Monday.
9:35 PM | Tampa police arrest a protester near Curtis Hixon Park
9:15 PM | Police move forward to remove protesters from Curtis Hixon Park in downtown Tampa
9:05 PM | Businesses in Ybor City are boarding up to protect themselves from the unrest.
8:35 PM | Non-lethal force used by Tampa police officers at Curtis Hixon Park.
8:23 PM | Fire in the streets at MLK and N 22nd St as violent protests continue in Tampa.
Fire in the streets at MLK and N 22nd St as violent protests continue in Tampa. Fire department on standby to put it out per @MichaelPaluska. @TampaPD working to disperse crowds as curfew started at 730 pm. Watch live in @abcactionnews app >> https://t.co/C9q2A8FUyf pic.twitter.com/zwLNY2aor9
— Lauren Rozyla-Wong (@LaurenRozyla) June 1, 2020
8:20 PM | Tampa police use non-lethal force and begin tear gassing protesters
8 PM | TPD determining what course or action officers will take against people violating the curfew. Some people are starting to disperse, McKenna King reports.
Just talked with @TampaPD. They are determining what course or action they’ll take against people violating the curfew. People are starting to disperse. TPD says they’re hoping people will go home peacefully on their own. pic.twitter.com/bLaTy5xXwB
— McKenna King (@McKennaKingTV) June 1, 2020
7:30 PM | Protesters have gathered near Curtis Hixon.
6 PM | Chaotic moments arised after peaceful protests in Tampa
3 PM | Hillsborough County Sheriff Chad Chronister addresses the violent protesting and looting in Tampa Saturday night