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Protestors Throw Molotov Cocktails towards Officers, Light Fires to Justice Center, Break Windows; Riot Declared (Photo)

September 24, 2020 02:18

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A mass gathering devolved into a riot after individuals broke windows, vandalized and lit fires to the Justice Center, and threw Molotov cocktails towards officers.

On September 23, 2020, a group began by gathering at Chapman Square Park located in the 1100 block of Southwest 3rd Avenue. The group spilled in to the street, blocking vehicular traffic on Southwest 3rd Avenue for several hours. During this time, the group of nearly 300 people stood outside the Justice Center on Southwest 3rd Avenue.

Around 9:45 p.m., a group of nearly 75 people began gathering on the Central Precinct side of the Justice Center located in the 1100 block of Southwest 2nd Avenue. The group stood in the street blocking vehicular traffic on Southwest 2nd Avenue. Members in the group began throwing soft

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