What started as peaceful protests have sometimes turned violent and Jones, who has called for justice for Floyd, was shown in a Sunday post making a dramatic intervention, taking spray cans away from two demonstrators in the UFC fighter’s adopted home of Albuquerque, New Mexico.
“As a young black man trust me I’m frustrated as well but this is not the way, we are starting to make a bad situation worse.
CNN has reached out to the UFC in order to get a statement from Jones but is yet to hear back.
Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis officer who was seen with his knee on Floyd’s neck was arrested and charged with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter but protesters say the charge isn’t harsh enough, and are demanding charges for the other officers involved.
Police arrested hundreds of people from across the country last night as protesters clashed with law enforcement.
The bitterness began over a dispute in pay with Jones arguing fighters were being undervalued.