Tuesday protests: CSPD orders crowd to disperse, many arrested

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COLORADO SPRINGS — Protesters gathered downtown Tuesday for the fourth day of demonstrations calling for justice for George Floyd, who died after a Minneapolis police officer pinned him at the neck.

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10:50 p.m.

Officers pushed the crowd north, asking people to stay on the sidewalk. Tear gas was deployed, hitting reporters from FOX21 and others.

10:45 p.m.

CSPD declared an unlawful assembly and ordered the crowd to disperse.

10:30 p.m.

A crowd of protesters has returned to the Police Operations Center on N Nevada Avenue. A group of CSPD officers, clad in riot gear, is standing on Rio Grande Street, about a block away from the protesters.

9:55 p.m.

Protest remains at a standstill outside city hall. Everything remains peaceful.

9:30 p.m.

Protesters dancing to some classics like the “Cha-Cha Slide” and “Cupid’s Shuffle,” making sure their voices are heard.

Protesters keeping morale high Tuesday, dancing in the streets on Nevada right in front of city hall.

9:15 p.m.

Protesters walking East on Kiowa.

9:00 p.m.

8:05 p.m.

Protesters are off marching to another location.

Colorado Springs police officers are collecting protestors’ water and trash, which was left at Colorado Springs City Hall. They’ve done this the last few days.

7:40 p.m.

Protesters are chanting “No Trump, no KKK, no racist USA,” and dancing in the streets.

7:35 p.m.

Protest remains peaceful as protesters arrive in front of city hall.

7:20 p.m.

Protesters began marching back to Colorado Springs City Hall.

7:15 p.m.

7:08 p.m.

One protester on the megaphone asking police to put up peace signs to show they are with them.

No movement from police.

6:52 p.m.

Protesters using a megaphone to speak to officers about what the change they want to see, experiences of discrimination, and to speak their minds.

6:45 p.m.

6:40 p.m.

Protesters have left Acacia Park and marched down downtown Colorado Springs to Colorado Springs police station.

6:15 p.m.

Protesters were greeted with pizza in Acacia Park as they fuel up before heading to the police department. The pizza was donated by one family who brought their kids down to the park because they say racists ideals start young.

3 p.m.

CSPD Police Chief Vince Niski has just addressed the media. This event marked his first public comments concerning the protests since they began on Saturday.

>>Watch today’s press conference in its entirety:

1:30 p.m.

CSPD Police Chief Vince Niski has walked outside of the Police Operations Center and started talking with protesters.

1 p.m.

A group of protesters has moved from its spot in front of City Hall and walked south, along North Nevada Avenue. They’ve stopped at the barricaded intersection of North Nevada Avenue and Rio Grande Street, which is the location of the Colorado Springs Department’s Police Operations Center.

12 p.m.

Protesters have returned to the sidewalk outside City Hall in downtown Colorado Springs. They’re carrying signs with messages including “I Can’t Breathe,” “Black Lives Matter,” and “My skin color is not a threat.”

  • Protesters in front of City Hall in downtown Colorado Springs Tuesday afternoon. / Mike Duran - FOX21 News
  • Protesters in front of City Hall in downtown Colorado Springs Tuesday afternoon. / Mike Duran - FOX21 News

11:30 a.m.

Barricades are set up outside the Police Operations Center in anticipation of protests Tuesday. / Mike Duran - FOX21 News
Barricades are set up outside the Police Operations Center in anticipation of protests Tuesday. / Mike Duran – FOX21 News

>> FOX21 coverage of Monday’s protests

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