In Minneapolis, where George Floyd died, thousands ignored the city’s 8pm curfew and encircled a police station.
A 19-year-old man has died after shots were fired into a crowd of people protesting against the death of unarmed black man George Floyd.
The death of the teenager in Detroit, Michigan, came amid a night of protests which saw tens of thousands on streets across the US.
The army has been asked to put military police units on standby as authorities look to quell disorder across a number of cities.
Hundreds of protesters in Atlanta, Georgia, confronted police officers outside CNN’s headquarters, chanting: “Quit your jobs.”
One protester climbed on top of the CNN sign and waved a “Black Lives Matter” flag. Others threw bottles at officers, striking some of them. No officers appeared to get hurt.
In Washington DC, the US Secret Service ordered the White House to be locked down for about an hour on Friday evening due to people outside the gates protesting, according to NBC News.
Hundreds of people gathered in Lafayette Park, with protesters shouting “No justice, no peace”.
Demonstrators have taken to the streets of New York City for a second day of protests.
In Brooklyn, crowds of demonstrators chanted at police officers lined up outside the Barclays Centre. There were several moments of struggle, as some in the crowd pushed against metal barricades and police pushed back.
Scores of water bottles flew from the crowd toward the officers, and in return police sprayed an eye-irritating chemical at the group.
However, many of the protests have remained peaceful.