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***Live Updates*** George Floyd Protests Rage in Minnesota

Violent protests continue to flare up in Minneapolis and St. Paul as the state responds to the death of George Floyd, a black man who died after a Minneapolis police officer placed his knee on Floyd’s neck while handcuffed. 

Livewire highlights:

► Protests turned into riots in Minneapolis Wednesday night, amounting to 30 arson incidents, including an AutoZone and an under-construction apartment building being set ablaze. Rioters smashed up Minneapolis Police’s 3rd Precinct, while looters raided a Target store. 

A man was shot dead Wednesday night near a Minneapolis pawnshop.

► St. Paul police on Thursday responded to alleged looters at Target store, while rioters damaged police vehicles outside the store. 

► Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz called in the National Guard to help quell the violence. 

► Mayor Jacob Frey has declared a local emergency in Minneapolis.

► Hennepin County Attorney Michael Freeman, who is investigating the involvement of police officers in Floyd’s death, said Thursday that some evidence in the case doesn’t support criminal charges. 

**Follow all of the events on the Breitbart News Live Wire below. All times Eastern.**

8:39 PM — Protesters continue to make their way through downtown Minneapolis. 

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8:30 PM — Smoke billows along University Ave. in St. Paul. 

8:20 PM — At least one business is on fire near Griggs and University in St. Paul. 

8:17 PM — NAPA Auto Parts in St. Paul can barely be seen due to all the smoke. 

8:11 PM — A car was set ablaze at the Target store near the Minneapolis 3rd Police Precinct.

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7:19 PM — More scenes from the NAPA Auto Part fire. 

7:19 PM — An NAPA Auto Parts has been set on fire. 

7:17 PM — A crowd of protesters are marching through downtown Minneapolis near Nicollet Mall. 

5:30 p.m. — Gov. Tim Walz activated the Minnesota National Guard to restore order amid the protests. 

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