Tracking protests across the USA in the wake of George Floyd's death
Citizens protesting police killings of Black Americans take to streets across US
Janie Haseman, Karina Zaiets, Mitchell Thorson, Carlie Procell, George Petras and Shawn J. Sullivan, USA TODAY
Map of protests across the United States
What cities and towns have protested police violence against Black people? Click or tap the map below to find local coverage of protests and demonstrations near you.
On May 25, Derek Chauvin, a Minneapolis police officer, held his knee to George Floyd's neck for nearly nine minutes, even as Floyd, a Black man, pleaded "I can't breathe." Chauvin continued to kneel on his neck even after Floyd lost consciousness, and Floyd died soon after.
Floyd's death came on the heels of the shootings of Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery – two other high-profile incidents in which Black people were killed – and follows a long history of police violence against Black people. Since Floyd's death, thousands of people have been protesting in cities across the United States. Many initially peaceful protests have been marred by violence, vandalism and looting, and police have used tear gas, rubber bullets, and other means as they confront protesters. Governors of some states have activated the National Guard to aid police.
How many cities and towns are seeing protests?
There have been demonstrations in at least 1,700 places so far, large and small, across all 50 states. The number of cities and towns that have held rallies or protests is still growing — for the latest updates on events near you, use the map above to find local news, or search through the table below.