Seventh-day of protests in downtown Colorado Springs

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

Follow this story for updates on Friday’s protests.

Warning: Videos may contain profanity.

12:15 a.m.

While Friday’s protests remained peaceful throughout the day, a crowd still remains outside city hall 135 minutes past curfew. FOX21’s News crews are headed out for the night. Protesters say they will be back out downtown Saturday morning around 8:00 a.m.

12:00 a.m.

Roughly around 30 protesters remain outside city hall. Music and chatter can be heard.

11:50 p.m.

11:45 p.m.

11:35 p.m.

Protesters head north on Nevada.

Protesters north on Nevada / Courtney Fromm – FOX21 News

11:30 p.m.

11:22 p.m.

Protesters heading south on Tejon. A person living in the area yelled out their window “go home. We can’t sleep.”

11:20 p.m.

11:15 p.m.

Protesters have started marching once again, going north on Nevada chanting, “No justice, no peace, not racist a** police.”

11:10 p.m.

11:05 p.m.

11:00 p.m.

10:30 p.m.

Protests remain peaceful with about 100 people still left in front of city hall.

10:00 p.m.

9:55 p.m.

Minutes away from curfew, and while it appears the crowd has died down from earlier, a large number of people remain outside city hall.

9:45 p.m.

9:30 p.m.

Protesters are getting to know each other, sitting in front of city hall. FOX21’s Courtney Fromm caught up with Sarah When she was handing out flowers to the crowd earlier in the evening, saying she wanted to remind people to go out and vote, making sure their voices are heard.

9:15 p.m.

9:10 p.m.

Several protesters and organizers gave motivational speeches at city hall as the group made their way back.

9:00 p.m.

8:50 p.m.

8:45 p.m.

8:40 p.m.

8:30 p.m.

The group has stopped in front of Colorado Springs City Hall to regroup and take a break, as they listen to an organizer talking with a megaphone.

8:15 p.m.

Protesters continue, marching down Bijou Street.

8:05 p.m.

The group stopping at the corner of El Paso and Bijou Street to remember Breonna Taylor and sing her “Happy Birthday.”

7:55 p.m.

Protesters stop on E. Willamette and begin chanting, “Whose street? Our street,” and “No Trump, no KKK, no racist USA.”

7:45 p.m.

The group is out marching the streets, chanting “out of your house, into the streets,” and “hands-up don’t shoot.”

7:15 p.m.

Protesters taking a nine-minute moment silence for George Floyd, which is roughly the amount of time a Minneapolis police officer held his knee on George Floyd’s neck before he died.

7:00 p.m.

Candlelight vigil for George Floyd happening now in front of the memorial made earlier by protesters today outside city hall. The group is also celebrating Breonna Taylor who would’ve turned 27 today.

6:40 p.m.

6:30 p.m.

Protesters still out in front of city hall, despite the rain coming down downtown. David Burke, a protest organizer, told FOX21’s Courtney Fromm he has a surprise planned for tonight.

5:30 p.m.

The group planning a candlelight vigil for George Floyd at 7 p.m.

5:00 p.m.

Things have started to pick up outside Colorado Springs City Hall.

Protesters marched north on Nevada and then south on Tejon, before stopping at an intersection of Kiowa and Nevada linking arms and blocking traffic for a short while.

4:50 p.m.

4:40 p.m.

Protesters have begun lining up to march, walking north Nevada.

Protesters lining up to march Friday / Courtney Fromm – FOX21 News

4:30 p.m.

Protesters are gathered outside of City Hall, some even out Friday for the first time.

4:00 p.m.

Community members setting up a memorial in honor of George Floyd and De’Von Bailey, as well as other lives they say, were lost by police brutality.

Setting up a memorial in honor of George Floyd and De’Von Bailey / Daniela Leon — FOX21 News

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