After the recent death of George Floyd, a black man from Minneapolis who appeared to suffocate to death in a now viral video after a police officer purportedly suffocated him by kneeling on his neck for several minutes, BlackLivesMatter activists held a protest near in Minessota.
It didn't take long for things to escalate, and several of the demonstrators hurled rocks, broke windows, spray painted police cars, and rioted in the streets.
Law enforcement responded with tear gas and rubber bullets.
Considering the tension around the country right now, this serves as a likely sign that we're in for a weird summer.
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - MAY 26: Protesters demonstrate against the death of George Floyd outside the 3rd Precinct Police Precinct on May 26, 2020 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Four Minneapolis police officers have been fired after a video taken by a bystander was posted on social media showing Floyd's neck being pinned to the ground by an officer as he repeatedly said, "I can’t breathe". Floyd was later pronounced dead while in police custody after being transported to Hennepin County Medical Center. (Photo by Stephen Maturen/Getty Images)