Protests Return To Nevada Streets Over Death Of George Floyd

National Guard Activated To Help Enforce Reno And Washoe County Curfew

Paul Ihander
May 30, 2020 - 9:14 pm
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Protests over the death of George Floyd continued nationwide Saturday, including large demonstrations in Las Vegas and Reno.  Protestors crammed streets near the Container Park shopping area near downtown Las Vegas Saturday Night, carrying signs and chanting "No justice, no peace".  Much of the crowd began moving away in a pattern towards the Clark County Detention Center and courthouse area.   Many also stayed behind to hear messages from speakers and people associated with the rally.

After Friday's protests led to 80 arrests and injuries to 12 police officers, city and faith leaders in Las Vegas asked for peaceful protests Saturday, and avoid the violence seen in other cities across the nation.

In Reno, hundreds began the city's protest near a downtown police station Saturday afternoon, where outer walls were eventually covered in graffiti and spray paint.

The protest turned violent later, where some people had smashed windows at city hall and set a small fire.

Both the city of Reno and Washoe County are now under curfew orders Saturday night, with police in downtown Reno trying to clear streets.

Saturday night, just after 9p, Governor Steve Sisolak mobilized the National Guard.