Police officers shot in George Floyd protests

(Photo: Fox 32 Chicago)

Five police officers were shot on Monday during protests over the death of unarmed black man, George Floyd. Four police officers in St. Louis County, Missouri, were shot. However the injuries are said to be not life threatening. They were hit after violent protesters disrupted a peaceful gathering, according to the police department.

But an officer who was shot on the Las Vegas strip was reported to be more seriously hurt.

Additionally, two people were killed in the Chicago suburb of Cicero, Illinois, officials confirmed. According to the Associate Press, 60 people were arrested.

The protests have become more violent in cities like Buffalo, New York, New York City, Washington, DC, and Philadelphia.

Overnight, according to the Associate Press, hundreds of people were arrested, bringing the total to 5,600 since the protests began.