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Protesters gather in Durham, Fayetteville in solidarity after death of George Floyd

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Anger boiled over in more than a dozen cities Friday, with some protesters smashing windows, setting vehicles ablaze and clashing with officers. On Saturday, peaceful protests have started across North Carolina in cities like Durham, Fayetteville and Raleigh.
Durham, N. C. — Protests, fires and outrage over the death of George Floyd broke out in more than a dozen cities on Friday, with some protesters smashing windows, setting cars ablaze and clashing with police officers.
On Saturday, peaceful protests took place across North Carolina, with cities like Durham and Fayetteville seeing marches and protesters chanting, “No justice, no peace.”
A protest is expected to happen in Raleigh around 5 p.m.
4:30 p.m.: Some cities across the country have issued curfews as violence took place overnight Friday.
4:00 p.m.: Protesters were beginning to gather in downtown Raleigh in preparation for the march expected to begin around 5 p.m.
3:30 p.m.: Governor Cooper tweeted in solidarity with the message of the protests happening across NC, saying, “George Floyd and so many others should be alive right now. People are angry, frustrated and sad, and I am too.”
He expressed his wishes for the protests to remain peaceful, saying, “The protests around the country offer a space for people to make their voices heard, but they must happen without violence and further loss of life.”
The crowd in Durham has many families and children, and many are wearing black. People marching are chanting: “No justice, no peace.”
Through the streets, demonstrators carry a sign that reads: “I can’t breathe.”
These are the words that Floyd said in his last couple minutes — caught on video — while a Minneapolis police office knelt on Floyd’s neck. Floyd died in police custody. The former officer Derek Chauvin has since been charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter.
The protest started with a few people and escalated quickly as people joined the protest on the streets.

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