White House goes into lockdown as George Floyd protests in DC rage hotter
Police violence protesters in Washington, DC (screengrab)

On Friday, CBS News reporter Weijia Jiang reported that the White House has now issued lockdown orders.


The development comes as protests against the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota have spread to Washington, D.C. and crowds are growing angrier. Earlier in the evening, a protester scaled the wall of a federal building and spray-painted an obscene anti-Trump message above a window.

The protests have been raging for three straight days, and were exacerbated on Thursday after the Hennepin County Attorney said there was evidence that weighed against charges. After a night of riots, the attorney has moved to charge the main officer with third-degree murder and manslaughter.