Indianapolis imposes curfew after 2 nights of violence

May 31, 2020

People protest the death of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man in police custody on Memorial Day in Minneapolis, Friday, May 29, 2020 in Indianapolis. The protest comes after a series of prominent black deaths that have inflamed racial tensions across the United States.
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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indianapolis mayor ordered an overnight curfew after two nights of violent protests over the Minneapolis death of George Floyd led to several shootings and widespread downtown damage.

The governor announced that Indiana National Guard members were on standby to assist any cities with violence, although Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett said he wasn’t seeking such action. Several hundred people took part in a peaceful protest Sunday in downtown Indianapolis.

Those taking part laid on the ground while the names were read off of African Americans who have died in confrontations with police. Large protests also happened Saturday in Fort Wayne and Hammond.