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These photos show how chaotic Boston got after Sunday’s protests over George Floyd

A man walked past a burning Boston police car on Tremont Street on Sunday night.
A man walked past a burning Boston police car on Tremont Street on Sunday night.Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff

Thousands of protesters took to the streets of Boston on Sunday to protest against the death of George Floyd, a Black man who died after a white Minneapolis police officer pressed a knee into his neck for several minutes.

However, the protest — which was peaceful for most of the day — turned ugly once the sun set on Sunday, as some demonstrators clashed with police, and others looted storefronts throughout the city.

Here are photos from Sunday’s demonstrations and their aftermath on Monday.

A man is reflected in the shattered storefront of retail space in Downtown Crossing on Monday.
A man is reflected in the shattered storefront of retail space in Downtown Crossing on Monday. Blake Nissen for the Boston Globe
A man swept up glass from the shattered pane of a bus stop as crews worked to clean up glass and debris in Downtown Crossing, near Tremont Street.
A man swept up glass from the shattered pane of a bus stop as crews worked to clean up glass and debris in Downtown Crossing, near Tremont Street. Blake Nissen for the Boston Globe
Protesters made themselves heard in front of the State House.
Protesters made themselves heard in front of the State House. Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff
A protester threw a fist in the air in front of the State House.
A protester threw a fist in the air in front of the State House. Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff
Protesters knelt in front of the State House during a peaceful march.
Protesters knelt in front of the State House during a peaceful march. Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff
Protesters cheered on marchers from their car.
Protesters cheered on marchers from their car. Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff
A woman sat on her car as a protest went by during a peaceful march.
A woman sat on her car as a protest went by during a peaceful march. Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff
Protesters took to the street for a peaceful march to protest the death of George Floyd.
Protesters took to the street for a peaceful march to protest the death of George Floyd. Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff
A protester held up black hearts as she and others took to the street for a peaceful march.
A protester held up black hearts as she and others took to the street for a peaceful march. Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff
A protester held up caution tape as she and others took to the street for a peaceful march.
A protester held up caution tape as she and others took to the street for a peaceful march. Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff
A protester took a knee as she and others knelt in front of the Roxbury Police Department.
A protester took a knee as she and others knelt in front of the Roxbury Police Department.Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff
Armed officers arrived at Copley Center.
Armed officers arrived at Copley Center. Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff
A protester dressed as the Joker stood on a construction barrier on Tremont Street.
A protester dressed as the Joker stood on a construction barrier on Tremont Street. Blake Nissen for the Boston Globe
A fire burned near the entrance of the Boston Public Garden Sunday night.
A fire burned near the entrance of the Boston Public Garden Sunday night. Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff
Police stood in front of a store outside of Downtown Crossing after the windows were smashed.
Police stood in front of a store outside of Downtown Crossing after the windows were smashed. Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff
Protestors linked arms in front of the police line on Tremont Street.
Protestors linked arms in front of the police line on Tremont Street. Blake Nissen for the Boston Globe
A protester had water poured on his face to help wash away pepper spray.
A protester had water poured on his face to help wash away pepper spray. Blake Nissen for the Boston Globe
Boston firefighters put out a fire in a Boston police car on Tremont Street.
Boston firefighters put out a fire in a Boston police car on Tremont Street.Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff
An unidentified man poured milk on his eyes after he was sprayed with pepper spray in Downtown Crossing.
An unidentified man poured milk on his eyes after he was sprayed with pepper spray in Downtown Crossing. Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff
A protestor broke the windows of a Men’s Warehouse store with his skateboard in Downtown Crossing.
A protestor broke the windows of a Men’s Warehouse store with his skateboard in Downtown Crossing.Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff
A man was arrested.
A man was arrested.Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff
Tears streamed down James "DJ Cakewalk" Walker's face (center) as he and others linked arms to protect the police.
Tears streamed down James "DJ Cakewalk" Walker's face (center) as he and others linked arms to protect the police. Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff
The scene as the sun set on Sunday at the Massachusetts State House.
The scene as the sun set on Sunday at the Massachusetts State House.Blake Nissen for the Boston Globe
Meg Groffof had "Don't Shoot, I Can't Breath" written on her legs.
Meg Groffof had "Don't Shoot, I Can't Breath" written on her legs. Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff
Hundreds of protesters in Nubian Square.
Hundreds of protesters in Nubian Square.Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff
Earlier Sunday, the leaders of a large group of protesters are pictured as they marched from Nubian Square to Boston Police Headquarters. They were led by local religious leaders including members of the Boston Baptist Ministers Conference, Black Ministerial Alliance, Ministers in Action and the Massachusetts Council of Churches. According to a post on Facebook by the organizers, the demonstration was to pray for all the hurt and brokenhearted, to protest the continued killing of Black people, and to call forth justice.
Earlier Sunday, the leaders of a large group of protesters are pictured as they marched from Nubian Square to Boston Police Headquarters. They were led by local religious leaders including members of the Boston Baptist Ministers Conference, Black Ministerial Alliance, Ministers in Action and the Massachusetts Council of Churches. According to a post on Facebook by the organizers, the demonstration was to pray for all the hurt and brokenhearted, to protest the continued killing of Black people, and to call forth justice.Jim Davis/Globe Staff
Shirts were on the street after the Men's Wearhouse in Downtown Crossing was broken into following Sunday's march.
Shirts were on the street after the Men's Wearhouse in Downtown Crossing was broken into following Sunday's march.Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff
Boston police arrested a protester in Downtown Crossing.
Boston police arrested a protester in Downtown Crossing.Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff





Jaclyn Reiss can be reached at jaclyn.reiss@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter: @JaclynReiss