Minneapolis police fire tear gas as crowds of protesters defy curfew order (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)
Added 05-29-20 09:37:02pm EST - “A significant group of protesters remains on the streets of Minneapolis, despite a curfew imposed by the city's mayor, standing off with police and National Guard troops as security forces order demonstrators to disperse.” - Rt.com
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Police have unleashed flash bangs and tear gas as protesters continued to amass in the area around the Minneapolis Police Department’s 3rd precinct headquarters on Friday night, in defiance of Mayor Jacob Frey’s curfew order that took effect at 8pm local time.
Protesters prepare to hold the line. Refusing to obey curfew in Minneapolis. Many people tear gassed and/or pepper sprayed. field reporting - @SophNar0747pic.twitter.com/wzhjaW4F4n
Curfew in Minneapolis has landed. Tear gas fills the distance. Protesters push on throughout the area. Tensions haven’t been high tonight until now. Field reporting - @SophNar0747pic.twitter.com/RSH76E7err
Tear gas pushed folks back temporarily but they’ve now advanced onto Lake Street. pic.twitter.com/Yk7DtJguo5
Demonstrators were seen gathering in the streets just moments before the order kicked in, as National Guard troops clad in riot gear ordered the crowd to leave over a megaphone, threatening curfew violators with arrest.
Curfew in Minneapolis has landed. Tear gas fills the distance. Protesters push on throughout the area. Tensions haven’t been high tonight until now. Field reporting - @SophNar0747pic.twitter.com/RSH76E7err— RT (@RT_com) May 30, 2020
Tear gas pushed folks back temporarily but they’ve now advanced onto Lake Street. pic.twitter.com/Yk7DtJguo5— Ricardo Lopez (@rljourno) May 30, 2020
Not messing around today. pic.twitter.com/dTnNocOLpJ— Sophia Narwitz (@SophNar0747) May 29, 2020
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