WATCH: NV National Guard Activated After Rioters Flip Cop Cars

Posted: May 30, 2020 8:25 PM

Utah Gov. Gary Herbert (R) activated the state's National Guard after rioters in Salt Lake City were seen flipping police cars.

The Salt Lake Police Department is also asking as many people as possible to stay out of the area.

Rioters took to the streets to protest the death of George Floyd, an African American man that was killed earlier this week in Minneapolis, Minnesota when a police officer held his knee down on Floyd's neck.

Other photos of the so-called protest show graffiti that say things like "f**k the police."

Throughout the day, various officials have called for those wanting to protest to remain peaceful. Attorney General William Barr slammed groups like Antifa for taking over once-peaceful protests. President Trump also threatened to bring in the United States military if unrest continues.