According to CBS News, more than 7,200 people were arrested this weekend

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More than 7,200 people were arrested in 43 cities across the country due to unrest following protests on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. This resulted in a review of the arrests by CBS News. Charges included burglary, arson, aggression, riot, looting, defacing public property, and violation of curfew.

There were protests across the country at the weekend George Floyd dies in Minneapolis. The Department of Homeland Security issued a warning on Thursday that violent protest movements will increase and domestic violent extremists and others will attempt to take over government agencies and attack law enforcement agencies, a law enforcement agency said to CBS News chief investigative reporter, Pat Milton.

While a number of local officials said that the violence was caused by people from other areas, none of the cities where data were reported had a significant number of arrests outside the city. In Miami, where local officials told the public that most “agitators” were “outsiders”, only 9 of the 92 people arrested had addresses outside the state.

America protests against Los Angeles
America protests against Los Angeles

Police officers arrest a protester in Los Angeles on Sunday, May 31, 2020, in protest against the death of George Floyd, who died on May 25 after being held at the neck by a Minneapolis police officer. Ringo H.W. Chiu / AP

The country’s three most populous cities – New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago – had the most arrests, but these cities did not provide data for arrests outside the city.

In Los Angeles, where Mayor Eric Garcetti put a curfew and asked Governor Gavin Newsom to deploy the National Guard, 1,600 people were arrested within three days, most of them in a city. About 1,000 security guards arrived overnight on Sunday, and Newsom announced on Monday that another 1,100 National Guard troops would be deployed in cities across the state.

Over 400 people were arrested in neighboring Santa Monica, the police said.

Chicago had the second most frequent arrests at 699. Chicago police superintendent David Brown said the majority of the arrests were for looting, and 461 of the arrests came from the south and west, CBS Chicago reported. A total of 132 officers were injured.

There were 48 shootings, 17 deaths and more than 64 guns recovered on Sunday, Brown said. It wasn’t immediately clear how many of these shootings and deaths were related to the protests.

The Minneapolis Department of Public Security said there were 481 arrests in the city, with protests beginning six days ago. The U.S. prosecutor said Monday that it accused Illinois-based Matthew Lee Rupert, 28, of causing riots and riots and having unregistered explosive devices. The indictment alleges that Rupert tried to stir up chaos during Friday night’s protests.

398 people were arrested in New York City, where a The curfew was not imposed until Monday.

Other cities with arrests were Phoenix, where police said more than 300 people were arrested, Richmond, Virginia, where at least 233 people were arrested, and Dallas, where 191 people were arrested.

At least 40 people were arrested at Sunday demonstrations in Louisville, Kentucky, in which protests broke out against the United States Breonna Taylor dies. Taylor was in bed with her boyfriend when three plainclothes police entered her house in March. Gunfire broke out and Taylor was killed.

A black business owner was shot dead by police in Louisville on Sunday evening. The CBS subsidiary WLKY reported that the police tried to clear a large crowd in a parking lot. But the officers’ body cameras were not activated, and Steve Conrad, chief of police on the Louisville subway, was fired on Monday and both officials involved were taken on administrative leave.

Michael Kaplan contributed to this report.

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