Fifty one protesters arrested after officer in Floyd death released

October 9, 2020

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Fifty-one people were arrested during protests after a former Minneapolis police officer charged in the death of George Floyd was released on bail.

Derek Chauvin had been in a Minnesota prison for months as he awaits trial on charges of murder and other counts.

He was released Wednesday after posting $1 million bond.

About 300 people later marched peacefully near the site where Floyd was pinned to the ground by Chauvin, but tensions rose later outside a police station.

Police spokesman John Elder said 49 of the arrests were for misdemeanors.

Many were cited for unlawful assembly. One person was arrested for fourth-degree assault and another was arrested on a felony warrant.