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Protests Against Police Brutality (2020): Home

Helps document the federal government’s response to racial justice protests following the police murder of George Floyd


This guide attempts to help document the federal response to civil protests following the May 2020 murder of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer.

The guide compiles statements and actions from federal officials and offices. Sources regularly reviewed include:

  • The White House (including @WhiteHouse and @realDonaldTrump on Twitter)
  • Congressional leaders and relevant committees and caucuses
  • Department of Justice (and agencies such as the FBI and ATF)
  • Department of Defense and military offices
  • Secret Service, United States Park Police
  • Department of Homeland Security
  • National Park Service
  • U.S. Commission on Civil Rights

The guide does not include newspaper or other press reports, unless those reports include primary source documents or media from federal officials. If possible, each link is captured in the Wayback Machine; links that are no longer active should be discoverable via the Wayback Machine.

*With special thanks to my student assistant, Savannah Bollinger, for research help.

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Kelly L. Smith
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