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How the weekend of protests in Dayton looked in photos

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Protesters clashed with police in Dayton.

Credit: DaytonDailyNews

Protests erupted across the country over the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man, at the hands of a police officer seen with his knee on Floyd's neck in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Protesters hold signs and march Saturday, May 30, 2020, in Dayton, following the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man, by police in Minneapolis. MARSHALL GORBY / STAFF
Protesters hold signs and march Saturday, May 30, 2020, in Dayton, following the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man, by police in Minneapolis. MARSHALL GORBY / STAFF

Dayton had two days of demonstrations Saturday and Sunday, and is among at least 40 cities that have imposed curfews.

Protests turned into clashes with police Saturday, May 30, 2020, in Dayton, with some people vandalizing police cruisers, breaking out storefront windows among other criminal acts. MARSHALL GORBY / STAFF
Protests turned into clashes with police Saturday, May 30, 2020, in Dayton, with some people vandalizing police cruisers, breaking out storefront windows among other criminal acts. MARSHALL GORBY / STAFF

Protests on Saturday turned into clashes with police, with some people throwing bottles at officers, damaging police cruisers and businesses in downtown Dayton.

Dayton police deploy tear gas to disperse the crowd of protesters Saturday after some began to riot, damaging police cruisers and businesses in the city. MARSHALL GORBY / STAFF
Dayton police deploy tear gas to disperse the crowd of protesters Saturday after some began to riot, damaging police cruisers and businesses in the city. MARSHALL GORBY / STAFF

Nearly 40 people were arrested over the weekend; the majority were residents of Dayton.

Members of the Dayton Police Department fold the American flag they recovered from protesters Saturday, May 30, 2020. Protesters cut it down and took from the Safety Building. MARSHALL GORBY / STAFF
Members of the Dayton Police Department fold the American flag they recovered from protesters Saturday, May 30, 2020. Protesters cut it down and took from the Safety Building. MARSHALL GORBY / STAFF

PHOTOS: Damage in the aftermath of Saturday protests in Dayton

However, others showed support for the businesses that were damaged.

A Dayton business with a boarded up storefront window bore inspiring messages of love and peace Sunday, May 31, 2020, after it was damaged during a Saturday protest that turned into a clash with police in downtown Dayton. JIM NOELKER / STAFF
A Dayton business with a boarded up storefront window bore inspiring messages of love and peace Sunday, May 31, 2020, after it was damaged during a Saturday protest that turned into a clash with police in downtown Dayton. JIM NOELKER / STAFF

Protesters returned Sunday.

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A protester stands in front of a Dayton police officer Sunday, May 31, 2020. JIM NOELKER / STAFF
A protester stands in front of a Dayton police officer Sunday, May 31, 2020. JIM NOELKER / STAFF

Dayton police at Courthouse Square, just before the 7 p.m. curfew Sunday, May 31, 2020. JIM NOELKER / STAFF
Dayton police at Courthouse Square, just before the 7 p.m. curfew Sunday, May 31, 2020. JIM NOELKER / STAFF