America Protests New York

Police arrest a group of people after curfew in New York, Tuesday, June 2, 2020. New York City extended an 8 p.m. curfew all week as officials struggled Tuesday to stanch destruction and growing complaints that the nation's biggest city was reeling out of control night by night. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

NEW YORK (AP/ — At least 9,300 people have been arrested in protests around the country since the killing of George Floyd, according to a tally by The Associated Press.

[Related: Looters take over peaceful protest causing violence, chaos in St. Louis]

In St. Louis, Police Chief John Hayden said Tuesday that 25 people had been arrested following a night of violence and looting across the city, which including four officers being shot and a retired police captain's murder. 

Los Angeles has recorded 2,700 arrests since the protests, followed by New York with about 1,500. Police in Dallas, Houston and Philadelphia have also arrested several hundred people.

The count reflects how much police activity has surrounded the protests that have engulfed cities from coast to coast.

Floyd was an African American man who was killed by a police officer who pressed a knee into Floyd's neck for several minutes, even as he pleaded that he couldn’t breathe.

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