PHOTOS: Sights and scenes from Saturday’s George Floyd protest in downtown Chicago

Here’s a visual recap of Saturday’s George Floyd protest in Chicago.

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Thousands of marchers in Chicago joined the national outrage over the killing of a black man in Minneapolis police custody, hitting the streets in protest on Saturday for a second day.

Though the demonstrations started peacefully, some protesters and police clashed violently later in the day.

Downtown was ravaged by rioters and looters, who shattered multiple storefront windows and carried off goods from inside. Some rioters were also seen smashing windows of police cars, tipping at least one Chicago Police SUV onto its side and setting several ablaze.

At least four people were shot, one fatally and there were 240 arrests, Chicago Police Department spokesman Howard Ludwig said Sunday. He also said 20 officers were injured.

Mayor Lori Lightfoot, who imposed a curfew from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. as the situation downtown escalated Saturday night, established new precautionary safety measures that restricts access to the Loop. She also announced Sunday that Gov. J.B. Pritzker had activated 375 Illinois National Guard “to maintain a limited presence in support” of the Chicago Police Department.

Here’s a visual recap of Saturday’s George Floyd protest in downtown Chicago:

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Thousands protested in Chicago’s downtown area on Saturday demanding justice for the death of George Floyd by Minneapolis police early last week.

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A woman stares into the camera with “I cant breath” written on her face mask during a protest for George Floyd.

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Many protesters were peaceful in their demonstrations on Saturday in downtown Chicago.

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Thousands of protested filled the streets of downtown Saturday and demanded justice for the death of George Floyd by Minneapolis police.

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Thousands protested in Chicago’s downtown area demanding justice for the death of George Floyd by Minneapolis police, Saturday, May 30, 2020. 

Thousands of protesters carried handmade signs that read, “Black Lives Matter” and “Justice for George Floyd” as they paraded through Chicago’s downtown area.

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Thousands protested in Chicago’s downtown area demanding justice for the death of George Floyd by Minneapolis police, Saturday, May 30, 2020. 

Thousands protesters flooded Chicago’s downtown area and demanded justice for Floyd, a black man who was killed at the knee of a white Minneapolis police officer on Monday.

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Thousands protested in Chicago’s downtown area demanding justice for the death of George Floyd by Minneapolis police, Saturday, May 30, 2020. 

Five protesters climbed onto the roof of a graffiti-filled CTA bus during Saturday’s protest.

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A group of protesters block police vehicles from moving forward on Dearborn, Saturday, May 30, 2020.

A group of protesters block police vehicles from moving forward on Dearborn.

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A protester gets into a police officers face and flips him off during a protest for the death of George Floyd, Saturday, May 30, 2020. 

A protester gets into a police officers face and flips him off during a protest for the death of Floyd.

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A Chicago police officer reacts to thousands of protesters gathered Saturday on State near Wacker to join national outrage over the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody.

A Chicago police officer reacts to thousands of protesters gathered Saturday on State near Wacker to join national outrage over the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody.

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Chicago police and protesters scuffle near Daley Plaza, Saturday, May 30, 2020. 

Chicago police and protesters scuffle near Daley Plaza.

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Chicago police and protesters scuffle near Daley Plaza, Saturday, May 30, 2020. 

Chicago police take someone into custody after a scuffle near Daley Plaza.

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Protesters squad off with Chicago police on Kinzie and State Street, during a protest for George Floyd, Saturday, May 30, 2020. 

Protesters squared off with Chicago police on Kinzie and State Street during Saturday’s protest.

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Chicago police officers clash with protesters near Kinzie and State as thousands in Chicago joined national outrage over the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody, Saturday afternoon, May 30, 2020.

Chicago police officers clash with protesters near Kinzie and State as thousands in Chicago joined national outrage over the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody.

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Chicago police push through a line of protesters to take Wabash Bridge, Saturday, May 30, 2020. 

Chicago police push through a line of protesters to take Wabash Bridge.

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Chicago police officers clash with protesters near Kinzie and State as thousands in Chicago joined national outrage over the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody, Saturday afternoon, May 30, 2020. 

Chicago police officers clash with protesters near Kinzie and State as thousands in Chicago joined national outrage over the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody.

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A Chicago police officer has egg on his face shield as thousands of protesters in the city join national outrage over the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody, Saturday afternoon, May 30, 2020. 

A Chicago police officer has egg on his face shield after a protester threw one at him during Saturday’s demonstration in downtown Chicago.

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Protesters damage an overturned Chicago Police Department SUV on Kinzie near State as thousands in Chicago joined national outrage over the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody, Saturday afternoon, May 30, 2020. 

Protesters damage an overturned Chicago Police Department SUV on Kinzie near State.

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Law enforcement unleashes a stream of pepper spray at protesters on State near Lake in the Loop as thousands in Chicago joined national outrage over the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody, Saturday afternoon, May 30, 2020. 

Law enforcement unleashes a stream of pepper spray at protesters on State near Lake in the Loop.

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A woman gets milk poured on her face after getting pepper-sprayed near Wacker and Wabash in the Loop as thousands of protesters in Chicago joined national outrage over the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody, Saturday afternoon, May 30, 2020.

A woman gets milk poured on her face after getting pepper-sprayed near Wacker and Wabash in the Loop.

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Chicago fire department respond to a Police vehicle set ablaze during a protest for George Floyd, Saturday, May 30, 2020. 

Chicago fire department respond to a Police vehicle set ablaze during Saturday’s protest.

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Protesters set a Chicago Police Department SUV on fire near State and Lake in the Loop.

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Bridges over the Chicago River were lifted to limit transportation to and from the Loop as thousands of protesters in Chicago joined national outrage over the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody, Saturday afternoon, May 30, 2020. 

Bridges over the Chicago River were lifted to limit transportation to and from the Loop during Saturday’s protest.

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A protester breaks a storefront window near State and Lake in the Loop as thousands in Chicago joined national outrage over the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody, Saturday afternoon, May 30, 2020.

A protester breaks a storefront window near State and Lake in the Loop.

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Protesters loot a 7-Eleven near Lake and Dearborn in the Loop as thousands in Chicago joined national outrage over the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody, Saturday afternoon, May 30, 2020.

Protesters loot a 7-Eleven near Lake and Dearborn in the Loop.

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Chicago police officers walk past a garbage can that was set on fire on Lake Street in the Loop as thousands of protesters in Chicago joined national outrage over the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody, Saturday afternoon, May 30, 2020.

Chicago police officers walk past a garbage can that was set on fire on Lake Street in the Loop.

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Protesters loot a CVS store on Kinzie near LaSalle in River North as thousands in Chicago joined national outrage over the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody, Saturday afternoon, May 30, 2020.

Protesters loot a CVS store on Kinzie near LaSalle in River North.

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Protesters loot items from a 7/11 on Lake and Dearborn, during a protest for George Floyd, Saturday, May 30, 2020. 

Protesters loot items from a 7-Eleven on Lake and Dearborn.

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A protester sets an American flag ablaze on Kinzie near LaSalle in River North as thousands in Chicago joined national outrage over the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody, Saturday afternoon, May 30, 2020.

A protester sets an American flag ablaze on Kinzie near LaSalle in River North.

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