Protesters clash with Detroit police late Friday night

A group of protesters confronted Detroit police on Friday.

DETROIT – After 11 p.m. on Friday night protesters clashed with Detroit police officers downtown.

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Police were seen in riot gear and out in force. Around 11:30 p.m. a Detroit police officer warned Local 4 crews that they were preparing to tear gas the crowd.

Officers could be seen making multiple arrests after 12 a.m. Police said it was an “illegal assembly” and they tried to push the crowd back.

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The protest started during the day on Friday, in the name of George Floyd, who was killed in a police altercation in Minneapolis earlier this week.

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A vehicle on East Congress Street nearly struck two people, according to Local 4′s Jason Colthorp. Colthorp was on scene Friday night.

At one point during the protests, medics were seen wheeling a person into an ambulance via stretcher.

About the Authors:

Kayla is a Web Producer for ClickOnDetroit. Before she joined the team in 2018 she worked at WILX in Lansing as a digital producer.

Jason anchors Local 4's 5:30 p.m. newscast. He joined WDIV in January 2015 as a general assignment reporter and has a Journalism degree from Michigan State University.