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Photos: What It Looked Like as Boston George Floyd Protests Turned Violent

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Smoke rises around police as they spray pepper spray during clashes with protesters after a demonstration over the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who died in Minneapolis Police custody, in Boston, Massachusetts on May 31, 2020. – Authorities imposed curfews in the capital Washington and other major US cities on May 31 to prevent fresh rioting after anti-racism protestors again took to the streets to voice their fury at police brutality. (Photo by Joseph Prezioso / AFP) (Photo by JOSEPH PREZIOSO/AFP via Getty Images)
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Protesters hold up their hands as they face police after a demonstration over the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who died in Minneapolis Police custody, in Boston, Massachusetts on May 31, 2020. – Authorities imposed curfews in the capital Washington and other major US cities on May 31 to prevent fresh rioting after anti-racism protestors again took to the streets to voice their fury at police brutality. (Photo by Joseph Prezioso / AFP) (Photo by JOSEPH PREZIOSO/AFP via Getty Images)
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A protester holds up yellow barricade tape reading “don’t shoot” during clashes with police after a demonstration over the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who died in Minneapolis Police custody, in Boston, Massachusetts on May 31, 2020. – Authorities imposed curfews in the capital Washington and other major US cities on May 31 to prevent fresh rioting after anti-racism protestors again took to the streets to voice their fury at police brutality. (Photo by Joseph Prezioso / AFP) (Photo by JOSEPH PREZIOSO/AFP via Getty Images)
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BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS – MAY 31: Demonstrators walk in front of a police car that has been lit on fire during a protest in response to the recent death of George Floyd on May 31, 2020 in Boston, Massachusetts. Protests spread across cities in the U.S., and in other parts of the world in response to the death of African American George Floyd while in police custody in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
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Protesters clash with police after a demonstration over the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who died in Minneapolis Police custody, in Boston, Massachusetts on May 31, 2020. – Authorities imposed curfews in the capital Washington and other major US cities on May 31 to prevent fresh rioting after anti-racism protestors again took to the streets to voice their fury at police brutality. (Photo by Joseph Prezioso / AFP) (Photo by JOSEPH PREZIOSO/AFP via Getty Images)
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Police surround a protester (bottom L) during clashes after a demonstration over the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who died in Minneapolis Police custody, in Boston, Massachusetts on May 31, 2020. – Authorities imposed curfews in the capital Washington and other major US cities on May 31 to prevent fresh rioting after anti-racism protestors again took to the streets to voice their fury at police brutality. (Photo by Joseph Prezioso / AFP) (Photo by JOSEPH PREZIOSO/AFP via Getty Images)
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A protester faces police (out of frame) during clashes after a demonstration over the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who died in Minneapolis Police custody, in Boston, Massachusetts on May 31, 2020. – Authorities imposed curfews in the capital Washington and other major US cities on May 31 to prevent fresh rioting after anti-racism protestors again took to the streets to voice their fury at police brutality. (Photo by Joseph Prezioso / AFP) (Photo by JOSEPH PREZIOSO/AFP via Getty Images)
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A protester squints after being sprayed with pepper spray during clashes with police after a demonstration over the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who died in Minneapolis Police custody, in Boston, Massachusetts on May 31, 2020. – Authorities imposed curfews in the capital Washington and other major US cities on May 31 to prevent fresh rioting after anti-racism protestors again took to the streets to voice their fury at police brutality. (Photo by Joseph Prezioso / AFP) (Photo by JOSEPH PREZIOSO/AFP via Getty Images)
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A destroyed police cruiser is guarded by officers during clashes with protesters after a demonstration over the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who died in Minneapolis Police custody, in Boston, Massachusetts on May 31, 2020. – Authorities imposed curfews in the capital Washington and other major US cities on May 31 to prevent fresh rioting after anti-racism protestors again took to the streets to voice their fury at police brutality. (Photo by Joseph Prezioso / AFP) (Photo by JOSEPH PREZIOSO/AFP via Getty Images)
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A protester throws back a gas canister during clashes with police after a demonstration over the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who died in Minneapolis Police custody, in Boston, Massachusetts on May 31, 2020. – Authorities imposed curfews in the capital Washington and other major US cities on May 31 to prevent fresh rioting after anti-racism protestors again took to the streets to voice their fury at police brutality. (Photo by Joseph Prezioso / AFP) (Photo by JOSEPH PREZIOSO/AFP via Getty Images)
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Protesters confront police during clashes after a demonstration over the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who died in Minneapolis Police custody, in Boston, Massachusetts on May 31, 2020. – Authorities imposed curfews in the capital Washington and other major US cities on May 31 to prevent fresh rioting after anti-racism protestors again took to the streets to voice their fury at police brutality. (Photo by Joseph Prezioso / AFP) (Photo by JOSEPH PREZIOSO/AFP via Getty Images)
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Protesters walk past a small fire during clashes with police after a demonstration over the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who died in Minneapolis Police custody, in Boston, Massachusetts on May 31, 2020. – Authorities imposed curfews in the capital Washington and other major US cities on May 31 to prevent fresh rioting after anti-racism protestors again took to the streets to voice their fury at police brutality. (Photo by Joseph Prezioso / AFP) (Photo by JOSEPH PREZIOSO/AFP via Getty Images)
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Police stand guard with batons during clashes with protesters after a demonstration over the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who died in Minneapolis Police custody, in Boston, Massachusetts on May 31, 2020. – Authorities imposed curfews in the capital Washington and other major US cities on May 31 to prevent fresh rioting after anti-racism protestors again took to the streets to voice their fury at police brutality. (Photo by Joseph Prezioso / AFP) (Photo by JOSEPH PREZIOSO/AFP via Getty Images)
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A firefighter stands near a police cruiser that was set on fire after clashes with protesters after a demonstration over the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who died in Minneapolis Police custody, in Boston, Massachusetts on May 31, 2020. – Authorities imposed curfews in the capital Washington and other major US cities on May 31 to prevent fresh rioting after anti-racism protestors again took to the streets to voice their fury at police brutality. (Photo by Joseph Prezioso / AFP) (Photo by JOSEPH PREZIOSO/AFP via Getty Images)
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