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George Floyd death: Security officer killed, dozens detained in fiery Oakland protests

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George Floyd protests in Oakland turned violent Friday night after demonstrators clashed with Oakland police officers and shut down I-880
OAKLAND, Calif. (KGO) — George Floyd protests in Oakland turned violent Friday night after demonstrators clashed with Oakland police officers and shut down I-880. The group began marching around 8 p.m. Friday and made their way to the interstate as officers monitored the situation from afar. Some of the protesters entered I-880 on the southbound side and started walking on the interstate as cars tried to avoid hitting them. According to authorities as of Saturday morning,60 suspected looters were detained for further investigation,18 people were arrested by Oakland police and four others were arrested by other agencies during the protests. Six Oakland police officers and seven other members of law enforcement were injured, according to preliminary information. There are also reports of several other fires being set at various locations in downtown Oakland, including the Starbucks at the City Center, and the Mercedez-Benz of Oakland. Early Saturday morning, the FBI confirmed to ABC News a contracted security officer with the Federal Protective Service of the Department of Homeland Security was killed and another was injured outside of the Oakland federal building. The FBI, along with the Oakland Police Department, are now investigating. It’s unclear whether the officers’ death and injury are connected to Friday’s protests. Saturday morning, there was heavy law enforcement presence outside the federal building. Because of the “civil disturbance,” BART said the 12th Street Oakland City Center was closed and trains were not stopping at the station Friday night.

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