Minneapolis mayor issues 8 p.m. curfew through the weekend after three nights of violent protests


Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey issued an 8 p.m. curfew in the city throughout the weekend after three nights of violent protests in the wake of George Floyd's death.

The curfew will take place Friday through Sunday in an attempt to calm the unrest the city has seen throughout the week.

Protests have sprawled across the nation, with Minneapolis at the heart of the activity. The outrage was in response to the death of Floyd, a black man who lost consciousness after a white police officer used his knee to restrain him to the point where he couldn't breathe for nearly nine minutes.

Protests around Minneapolis have led to several nights of looting, property destruction, and arson. The Third Precinct police station, where the four officers involved with Floyd's detainment worked, was set on fire on Thursday night.

Derek Chauvin, the officer who knelt on Floyd, was charged Friday with third-degree murder and manslaughter. The other three officers have yet to face charges.