15 Images Show the Horrific Toll of Unrest in Minneapolis After the Death of George Floyd

On Friday morning, Minneapolis looked more like a war zone than an American Midwestern city.

The death of George Floyd, an African American man, has sparked riots, protests, and looting across Minneapolis and in other U.S. cities.

Floyd, 46, died on Monday after a police officer, Derek Chauvin, arrested him and proceeded to press his knee again Floyd’s neck while he lay on the ground telling the officer: “I can’t breathe.”

Video footage of Floyd’s arrest has outraged many Americans and led to rioters setting numerous buildings on fire in Minneapolis, including a police station, and the looting and destruction of businesses and other properties.

Police officers are working to curb the violence, and Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz has called in the National Guard to help squelch some of the unrest.

The following are a number of photos showing the results of the violent protests.

Protesters set a shop on fire on Thursday on the third day of protests over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Floyd died in police custody on Monday night, after an officer held his knee onto Floyd’s neck for more than 5 minutes. (Photo: Jordan Strowder/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
Minneapolis’ 3rd Police Precinct was set on fire by protesters after being evacuated on Thursday night. (Photo: Carlos Gonzalez/Star Tribune/Getty Images)
Minneapolis residents awoke Thursday to assess the damage after rioters set fires and looted stores all over the city, as peaceful protests turned increasingly violent in the aftermath the death of Floyd. Here, a 190-unit apartment building under construction, tentatively known as Midtown Corner (right), was burned to the ground at 26th Avenue and 29th Street. (Photo: Brian Peterson/Star Tribune/Getty Images)
A man approaches a police line Friday after a night of protests and violence in Minneapolis. The National Guard has been activated as protests continue after the death of Floyd, which has caused widespread destruction and fires across Minneapolis and neighboring St. Paul. (Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images)
People walk a dog Friday following another night of protests and violence in Minneapolis. (Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images)
People walk past a Black Lives Matters sign Friday after a night of protests and violence in Minneapolis. (Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Police wielding batons hold a line on the fourth day of protests on Friday in Minneapolis. (Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Germans came to Mauer Park in Berlin on Friday to see and to take photos of a mural of George Floyd, who died in police custody in Minneapolis on Monday night. The mural was created by Dominican graffiti artist Jesus Cruz Artiles. (Photo: Abdulhamid Hosbas/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
A man rides a bicycle up to a law enforcement checkpoint Friday after Minneapolis endured another night of protests and violence. (Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images)
A Minnesota National Guard soldier patrols a street on May 29, 2020 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, as protesters demand justice for George Floyd. (Photo: Kerem Yucel/AFP/ Getty Images)
Christiane Cordero of WCCO-TV in Minneapolis tweets about the situation in the city after the death of Floyd led to protests, riots, and looting.
NPR tweets coverage Friday of the riots and looting in Minneapolis.
WCCO-TV in Minneapolis tweets a photo of a live press conference with Maj. Gen. Jon Jensen as he “details the missions the Minnesota National Guard has received” in response to the riots and looting in the city.
Cordero tweets Friday about helpless bystanders in Minneapolis.
Fox News tweets a photo of a burning building, set afire by rioters in Minneapolis.

Editor’s note: One of the photos was replaced after publication, due to a swear word in the original photo’s background.

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