FBI calls for tips to help catch violent instigators during George Floyd protests

Criminal activity has occurred in cities throughout the U.S. as protests over the recent death of George Floyd have swept the nation

Updated: June 2, 2020 - 7:21am

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The FBI asked the public Monday to provide agents with any information about those instigating violence and destruction during the George Floyd protests across the country.

The agency asked for any information – including photos and videos that might help authorities.

"To help us identify actors who are actively instigating violence in the wake of Mr. George Floyd’s death, the FBI is accepting tips and digital media depicting violent encounters surrounding the civil unrest that is happening throughout the country," the federal law enforcement agency wrote. 

The FBI said that people who wish to provide information may do so by visiting fbi.gov/violence or by calling 1-800-CALL-FBI (800-225-5324).

A number of states and the District of Columbia have activated the National Guard to assist during this chaotic period.

The Trump administration has called for states and cities to crackdown on criminal activity and on Monday White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany indicated that "there will be additional federal assets deployed across the nation."