Night 5 of downtown Colorado Springs protests end peacefully

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COLORADO SPRINGS — Protesters gather downtown Wednesday for the fifth 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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12:00 a.m.

11:30 p.m.

Wednesday protests ended peacefully. A smaller amount of protesters made their way back to city hall, many sitting down to finish some leftover pizza and to pick up trash before preparing to head home for the evening. Protesters say they will be back out downtown Thursday around 10:00 a.m.

11:25 p.m.

11:20 p.m.

11:10 p.m.

Only a handful of protesters remain. Roughly 6-7 CSPD cruisers have driven by the group, but they just keep driving.

11:00 p.m.

10:55 p.m.

10:50 p.m.

“We have ’til midnight to walk peacefully, no chants no vandalism nothing. If you see somebody vandalizing or chanting, push them out of the group.”

10:45 p.m.

Protesters continuing to march after the 10:00 p.m. curfew.

10:35 p.m.

10:30 p.m.

The groups of protesters are moving around north of downtown.

10:20 p.m.

10:15 p.m.

10 p.m.

9:45 p.m.

9:30 p.m.

9:15 p.m.

There are a handful of self proclaimed medics in the crowd during the protest Wednesday night. Many of which jumped into action to help a woman who was hit by a jeep during a demonstration.

9:00 p.m.

8:58 p.m.

8:44 p.m.

8:15 p.m.

Former Army medic who has been at the protests all week, responded to the incident.

8:05 p.m.

Scene starting to clear. The woman who was injured was awake when transferred into the ambulance.

8:00 p.m.

7:55 p.m.

Protesters showing support for their fellow protester.

7:50 p.m.

The woman who was hit was loaded up on a stretcher and placed inside the ambulance.

A protester is hurt. A woman was seen lying on the ground after a car was driving around protesters. Law enforcement was on scene.

7:10 p.m.

Northbound Nevada shutdown for protesters.

6:30 p.m.

6:20 p.m.

One protester said, “Our hard work is not going to be unwritten, we’re going to make change.”

6:10 p.m.

Protesters gather in front of city hall listening to what others have to say.

6:00 p.m.

5:40 p.m.

Protesters have made their way back to city hall.

5:05 p.m.

Peaceful protests continue outside the El Paso County Courthouse.

4:48 p.m.

Over a hundred protesters took a knee for an eight-minute moment of silence for George Floyd outside the El Paso County Courthouse.

4:40 p.m.

Protesters arrive outside the El Paso County Courthouse located off Tejon Street.

4:30 p.m.

Protesters are on the move. Leaving Colorado Springs City Hall and headed to the courthouse.

4:20 p.m.

4:00 p.m.

The rain has stopped and “peaceful protest, peaceful protest,” can be heard outside city hall as the crowd grows.

3 p.m.

The crowd outside city hall is growing despite the rain that has started to fall.

2:30 p.m.

Colorado Springs Police Department (CSPD) addresses certain rumors that have been circulating in the community.

Click here for information provided online for the community regarding CSPD use of force policies and procedures.

1:15 p.m.

Protesters continue to peacefully protest outside of Colorado Springs City Hall.

11:30 a.m.

Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers has issued a citywide curfew in response to recent protests.

The curfew is in effect from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m., starting Wednesday night. It’s set to end Monday morning but could be extended.

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