Hundreds of thousands of people have taken to the streets over the past week to protest the police killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Sean Reed, Ahmaud Arbery and hundreds of other Black men and women at the hands of police.
The ongoing protests in 75 American cities, took a chaotic turn this weekend as police were recorded tear-gassing protesters in Minneapolis, driving NYPD vehicles through crowds in Brooklyn, spraying men and women with rubber bullets in Los Angeles and tasering a Black couple in Atlanta trying to make it to their home.
As tensions rose during protests, one thing became very clear: in many cases, things remained non-violent until police showed up.
Here are 22 videos from around the country showing police attacking peaceful protestors, citizens minding their own business and some of the nations most recent incidents that have happened in the midst of Black Lives Matter Movement.
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Police Officer Coughs On Bystander
Officers Pin Down Black Girl And Punch Her In The Torso
Ottawa County, Ohio
Clayton County, Georgia
Asheville, North Carolina
New York, New York
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Los Angeles, California
NEW YORK, NEW YORK
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA