These photos show the chaotic scene in downtown Boston following a day of peaceful protests

After a day of large peaceful protests in honor of George Floyd, clashes with police, fires, and looting sprung up near Downtown Crossing on Sunday night.

People throw items at a police vehicle passing the State House. —Steven Senne / AP
A protester poses for a photo in front of a burning Boston police vehicle on Tremont Street. —Matthew J. Lee / The Boston Globe
Blake Nissen for The Boston Globe —Blake Nissen for The Boston Globe
Matthew J. Lee / The Boston Globe
Jessica Rinaldi / The Boston Globe
Downtown Crossing. —Matthew J. Lee / The Boston Globe
Protesters in Downtown Crossing disperse as police begin to deploy pepper spray. —Jessica Rinaldi / The Boston Globe
Matthew J. Lee / The Boston Globe
Jessica Rinaldi / The Boston Globe
A man reacts after being hit with pepper spray. —Jessica Rinaldi / The Boston Globe
Jessica Rinaldi / The Boston Globe
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Jessica Rinaldi / The Boston Globe
Jessica Rinaldi / The Boston Globe
Steven Senne / AP
Steven Senne / AP
Jessica Rinaldi / The Boston Globe
A man breaks windows of the Men’s Warehouse store in Downtown Crossing. —Matthew J. Lee / The Boston Globe
Matthew J. Lee / The Boston Globe
Jessica Rinaldi / The Boston Globe
Matthew J. Lee / The Boston Globe
Blake Nissen for The Boston Globe
Matthew J. Lee / The Boston Globe
A man sits beside a burning trash can on Boston Common. —Jessica Rinaldi / The Boston Globe
A protester holds up a fist in front of a burning gate at the Public Garden. —Blake Nissen for The Boston Globe
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