27 Photos From a History-Making and Tumultuous Weekend


Over this weekend, there were protests over the death of George Floyd, the African American man who died after a Minneapolis police officer had his knee on Floyd’s neck for an extended period of time. There was also the launch of the Crew Dragon by SpaceX and NASA, the first time in almost ten years that Americans have traveled to space from U.S. soil.

It was, in short, a memorable weekend. Here are some of the photos that capture this history-making weekend:

Hundreds of protesters gather in Manhattan’s Foley Square to protest the recent death of George Floyd. (Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
Demonstrators gather to protest the killing of George Floyd on May 30, 2020 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images)
An overturned police cruiser burns as protestors clash with police near City Hall, in Philadelphia on May 30, 2020. (Photo: Bastiaan Slabbers/NurPhoto/Getty Images)
Protesters march and carry signs in the West Village on May 30 as they demonstrate in outrage over the death of George Floyd. (Photo: Bryan R. Smith/AFP/Getty Images)
George Floyd’s niece Gabrielle Thompson, center, cries as she hugs another woman during a “Justice for George Floyd” event in Houston, Texas on May 30, 2020. (Photo: Mark Felix/AFP/Getty Images)
A protester holds his hands on his head in front of a formation of Detroit riot police, as protesters marched through the streets of Detroit, Michigan for a second night May 30, 2020 to protest the killing of George Floyd. (Photo: Seth Herald/AFP/Getty Images)
Damage is seen to CNN Center following an overnight demonstration over the death of George Floyd on May 30, 2020 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo: Elijah Nouvelage/Getty Images)
Demonstrators confront Secret Service police and park police officers outside of the White House on May 30, 2020 in Washington D.C., during a protest over the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man.(Photo: Eric Baradat/AFP/Getty Images)
Protesters clash with security forces as they gather for a rally held against police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis at Barclays Center in New York on May 29, 2020. (Photo: Lev Radin/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
A demonstrator kicks a damaged police vehicle in Los Angeles on May 30, 2020 following a protest against the death of George Floyd. (Photo: Ariana Drehsler/AFP/Getty Images)
A view of debris at the site after a building was damaged during protests on May 30, 2020 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo: Tayfun Coskun/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
Jiselle Henry, 4, jumps over flower pedals strewn at the intersection of 38th Street and Chicago Avenue in south Minneapolis on May 30, 2020. Henry is in front of the Cup Foods where George Floyd died earlier in the week. (Photo: Scott Takushi/MediaNews Group/St. Paul Pioneer Press/Getty Images)
Protesters clash with police in Chicago on May 30, 2020 during a protest against the death of George Floyd. (Photo: Jim Vondruska/NurPhoto/Getty Images)
Protesters rise their hands up during a demonstration in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on May 29, 2020, over the death of George Floyd. (Photo: Chandan Khanna/AFP/Getty Images)
A young girl holds a sign during a rally in Coral Gables, Florida on May 30, 2020 in response to the recent death of George Floyd. (Photo: Eva Marie Uzcategui/AFP/Getty Images)
Protesters riot in the streets following a peaceful rally expressing outrage over the death of George Floyd on May 30, 2020 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo: Karen Ducey/Getty Images)
A looter robs a Target as protesters face off against police in Oakland, California on May 30, 2020, over the death of George Floyd. (Photo: Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images)
Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo walks arm-in-arm with a woman during a “Justice for George Floyd” event in Houston, Texas on May 30, 2020. (Photo: Mark Felix/AFP/Getty Images)
Protestors shut down the highway I-95 north as they protest police brutality in Miami, Florida on May 30, 2020 in response to the recent death of George Floyd. (Photo: Adam DelGiudice/AFP/Getty Images)

As the country grappled with Floyd’s death, there was excitement in Florida for a new launch into space.

NASA astronaut Doug Hurley says goodbye to his wife Karen Nyberg and son Jack after walking out of the Operations and Checkout Building on his way to the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket with the Crew Dragon spacecraft on launch pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center on May 30, 2020 in Cape Canaveral, Florida. (Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket with the manned Crew Dragon spacecraft attached takes off from the Kennedy Space Center on May 30, 2020 in Cape Canaveral, Florida. (Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
SpaceX founder Elon Musk celebrates after the successful launch of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket with the manned Crew Dragon spacecraft. (Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
President Donald Trump, Karen Pence, and Vice President Mike Pence watch from the rooftop of the Operational Building at NASA during the launch of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. (Photo: Saul Martinez/Getty Images)
Rita Horse and her husband Matthew Horse of Titusville, Florida watch from Marina Park a Falcon9 rocket launch successfully from Cape Canaveral, Florida. (Photo: Red Huber/Getty Images)
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying the company’s Crew Dragon spacecraft is launched to the International Space Station. The Demo-2 mission is the first launch with astronauts of the SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft and Falcon 9 rocket to the International Space Station as part of the agency’s Commercial Crew Program. The test flight serves as an end-to-end demonstration of SpaceX’s crew transportation system. (Photo: Bill Ingalls/NASA/Getty Images)
NASA astronauts Bob Behnken, right, and Doug Hurley walk out of the Operations and Checkout Building on their way to the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket with the Crew Dragon spacecraft at the Kennedy Space Center on May 30, 2020 in Cape Canaveral, Florida. (Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)





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