51 Protesters Arrested After Officer in Floyd Death Released

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Fifty-one people were arrested during protests after a former Minneapolis police officer charged in the death of George Floyd was released on bail.

Derek Chauvin had been in a Minnesota prison for months as he awaits trial on charges of murder and other counts.

He was released Wednesday after posting a $1 million bond.

About 300 people later marched peacefully near the site where Floyd was pinned to the ground by Chauvin, but tensions rose later outside a police station.

Police spokesman John Elder said 49 of the arrests were for misdemeanors.

Many were cited for unlawful assembly. One person was arrested for fourth-degree assault and another was arrested on a felony warrant.

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