Weekend of Violent Protests Leaves Trail of Damage for Feds

Government Executive: Federal officials over the weekend were thrust into the middle of the violent fury sweeping cities across the country following the death of George Floyd, the unarmed black man killed in police custody in Minneapolis on May 25. Graphic video showing Floyd’s death as police officer Derek Chauvin pressed a knee into Floyd’s neck for nearly nine minutes as he begged for air sparked international revulsion and days of protests across the country.

Late Friday, one Federal Protective Service officer was killed and another critically wounded after the two were shot at the Ronald V. Dellums Federal Building in California. The officers were protecting the federal courthouse there as protesters clashed with police nearby.

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