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PPB Provides Update on Event that Devolved into Riot in Downtown-13 arrested (Photo)

May 30, 2020 06:54


On Friday, May 29, 2020, PPB was aware of two planned events in memory of George Floyd.

At 11:00 a.m., at Terry Schrunk Plaza, there was a peaceful vigil regarding the death of George Floyd. After the vigil at 3:29 p.m., Central Precinct Officers responded to Southwest 3rd Avenue and Southwest Main Street regarding a subject in a car "surrounded by protesters."

Officers observed about thirty protesters standing around the sides and front of a vehicle. The officers determined the safest course of action was to close the street for the safety of the motorist and the protesters. Officers created a safe route for the driver to back his vehicle out of the crowd, but the driver refused. Officers gave the driver several admonishments to back his vehicle out of the crowd, but the su

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