Thousands of protesters stormed the security area of the Barclays Center in New York as protests spread in the United States against the murder of George Floyd, a black Minneapolis man who died after being nailed to the neck by a white cop's knee.
Police arrested and arrested demonstrators with handcuffs on city buses lined up on Atlantic Avenue during Friday's massive demonstration in Brooklyn on Friday, and blocked a major thoroughfare.
A diverse group of demonstrators cheered hip-hop music and tried to argue about police brutality with police officers in combat gear who occasionally rushed into the crowd to get people arrested after bottles and other projectiles were thrown.
Protesters at a vigil and rally in Lower Manhattan pushed for laws that prohibit the "chokehold" of a police officer who used a city policeman when Eric Garner died in 2014, who was also black.
In a passionate speech, Bernice King, the youngest daughter of civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr., pleaded with people to go home after more than 1,000 protesters marched from the Centennial Olympic Park to the state capital and saw traffic and a freeway along the The freeway blocked the way.
"The only way we can get what we really want is nonviolence," said Bernice King in her father's hometown. "Let's do this in a non-violent way to deal with the evil of our time."
King was murdered in 1968, a year after the racial riots spread to many major cities.
The Atlanta demonstration became chaotic and sometimes violent. Fires burned in downtown Atlanta, near the network's CNN center.
At least one police car was among several burned vehicles. Windows and shop fronts were smashed in the CNN building. The police pushed the crowd back, but they hurled bottles at officials.
Hundreds of demonstrators resisted 8pm. A curfew on the streets around a police station that was burned last night.
"We are out here because as a generation we recognize that things have to change," said one protester, Paul Selman, a 25-year-old black man who had just completed his master's degree in English in the state of Minnesota. "We need peace."
Peter McMahon, 26, a resident of the police station area and owner of two nearby properties, said, "This is my generation and these are the people I went to high school with." This is not a surprise. I lost good friends because of this Black Lives Matter shit. "
Hundreds of people in the automotive capital took part in a "March Against Police Brutality" outside Detroit Public Security Headquarters in the late afternoon. Many sang: "No justice, no peace." Some carried signs saying "End Police Brutality" and "I won't stop screaming until everyone can breathe."
A 19-year-old man who protested in the city was shot dead on Friday evening by a suspect who drove to demonstrators in a sport utility vehicle and fired shots into the crowd, then fled, the Detroit Free Press and other local media reported. The police could not be reached immediately for comment.
Denver experienced a second day of protest after hundreds peacefully marched downtown demanding justice for Floyd.
Hundreds gathered on Friday for a protest organized by the Black Lives Matter group in the town hall. The crowd poured onto the entrance ramp to Interstate 45 near downtown and sang, "I can't breathe" and "No justice, no peace."
After a night of violence in which at least seven people were shot, police in the city of Kentucky prepared for further protests against the murder of Floyd and several others, including Breonna Taylor, who died at her Louisville home in March Police were shot.