At around 2:10 p.m., law enforcement sought to arrest a suspect who was wanted for holding a firearm as a convicted felon. The person was shot dead after he supposedly refused to follow commands and pulled a handgun.
Protesters assembled in the area hours after the collision and were observed putting up barricades and lighting a dumpster on fire at around 10 p.m.
Another video showed rioters breaking the windows of a T-Mobile store and violently searching the inside.
A CVS was also the victim of an obvious stealing series.
Officers wearing riot gear arrived at the scene soon after the dumpster was set aflame, and booms were heard as the officers pushed back on rioters.
Videos uploaded by independent photojournalist Rebecca Brannon suggested there were several arrests throughout the night, though details were scarce.
The phrases "no trial for them," "kill cops," and "MPLS still hates cops" were seen tagged in graffiti on LA Fitness.
The city raised roadblocks and makeshift structures Thursday in George Floyd Square, an "autonomous zone" that has continued since the 47-year-old black man was killed outside a Cup Foods store on May 25, 2020. Much of the rubble was removed in under four hours, though workers were met with opposition from protesters who tried to block an intersection while chanting, "No justice, no peace."
As a result of Floyd's death, city leaders tried to defund law enforcement, while some wanted to outright abolish the local police department. Officials in February, though, passed a motion to designate $6.4 million to the Minneapolis Police Department to hire more officers amid a rampant uptick in crime.
Derek Chauvin, one of the three officers associated with Floyd's death, was found guilty of three charges: second-degree murder, third-degree murder, and manslaughter. Jurors took less than a day to reach their unanimous verdict, finding Chauvin guilty.
Chauvin himself chose not to testify, invoking his right to not incriminate himself with his responses.
The area made headlines May 25, 2021, the anniversary of Floyd's death, after dozens of gunshots rang out during live reports from journalists. The moment was captured on an ABC News livestream in which reporter Alex Presha can be heard scrambling to find cover as a number of shots were fired.
Even very white, small towns in rural parts of the US held protests to remember Mr Floyd and take a stand against racial injustice. Reforms were introduced by lawmakers to change the way some police forces make arrests and detain suspects.