12 Arrests, 5 Officers Hospitalized in Raleigh George Floyd Protest


RALEIGH (WTVD) -- Downtown Raleigh and Fayetteville businesses are evaluating the damage left after Saturday's protests turned violent.

As of early Sunday morning, many people from the community began to gather to help clean up the damaged businesses.

Raleigh mayor Mary-Ann Baldwin and Raleigh Police Chief Cassandra Deck-Brown addressed the violence following downtown protest.

Mayor Baldwin said she has been in contact with Gov. Cooper and is asking for a state of emergency which could allow for a curfew if needed.

Chief Deck-Brown said five officers were hospitalized last night but have since been released. The chief said 12 arrests were made overnight.

Raleigh police is investigating other crimes that were committed Saturday night.

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