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BLOG RECAP: Night 5 of protests in Las Vegas over death of George Floyd

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Posted at 7:54 PM, Jun 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-02 08:02:54-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — 13 Action News live updates as protesters take to the streets of Las Vegas for a 5th night

June 2
1:10 A.M.

Gov. Steve Sisolak releaed this statement on his twitter account:
"My Office has been notified that the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department is currently working two separate incidents in Las Vegas. The State is in contact with local law enforcement and continues to monitor the situation."

12:33 A.M.


12:28 A.M.
The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department is currently working two separate events on Las Vegas Boulevard:
-- An officer-involved shooting near the 300 block of South Las Vegas Boulevard near Bridger Avenue
-- An officer shot in the 2800 block of South Las Vegas Boulevard near Circus Circus hotel-casino
The scene is active, please avoid the area.


11:45 P.M.
There are reports of 2 incidents, possibly shootings, near Bridger Avenue and Las Vegas Boulevard and also near Circus Circus on Las Vegas Boulevard. A 13 Action News crew was in the area of Las Vegas Boulevard and Bridger and heard what sounded like multiple gunshots.

The scene out front of UMC Medical Center in Las Vegas:


11 P.M.
George Floyd's picture is now being projected on the Federal Court House in downtown Las Vegas

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10:53 P.M.
Much of the crowd has relocated in downtown Vegas near the Fremont Street Experience.

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10:46 P.M.
Police are on the move in downtown Las Vegas.

10:03 P.M.
Protesters have moved from the Regional Justice Center to Container Park. Live shot from Chopper 13.

9:37 P.M.
Las Vegas police seen heading towards downtown past Charleston Boulevard at Main.

9:21 P.M.
The groups of protesters are separated tonight, some are still on Las Vegas Boulevard. A large group is near downtown close Charleston and Main.

9:10 P.M.
13 Action News' Austin Carter provides a live update from near the Treasue island.

9:05 P.M.
13 Action News' Joe Bartels provides a live update from the Las Vegas Strip.

8:10 P.M.

7:53 P.M.
The smaller group of protesters have now turned around and heading back towards Trump International Las Vegas.

7:48 P.M.
The protesters have split into two groups on the Las Vegas Strip. A smaller group is heading south past the Bellagio hotel-casino and another larger group has turned around and is heading north, passing in front of Caesars Palace hotel-casino.

7:01 P.M
Large multi-agency law enforcement presence being seen at Fashion Show Mall on Las Vegas Boulevard. Also seeing dozens of protesters showing up here and heading towards the Las Vegas Strip.

We’re also seeing dozens of protestors showing up here and then heading towards the strip @KTNV pic.twitter.com/dzm5EiFY4c

— Austin Carter (@AustinKTNV) June 2, 2020

6:47 P.M.
Protesters have started gathering near the Trump Tower near Las Vegas Boulevard.