Stephen Maturen / Getty ImagesState police face off with protesters outside a police precinct after former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was released on bond on Oct. 7, 2020, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Stephen Maturen / Getty Images)
Fifty-one people were arrested during protests on Wednesday after a former Minneapolis police officer charged in the death of George Floyd was released on bail.
Derek Chauvin had been in custody in a Minnesota prison as he awaits a March trial on charges of murder and other counts.
He was released Wednesday after posting a $1 million bond. He had been held in a state prison instead of a local jail for security reasons.
On Wednesday evening, about 300 people marched near the site of Floyd’s May 25 death. Floyd died after Chauvin knelt on his neck for nearly nine minutes.
Later Wednesday, tensions rose outside a Minneapolis police station as