Detroit police clear streets after protestors defy curfew

Sunday protests remained peaceful, but did not end when ordered by city-wide curfew

Detroit police clearing city streets as protesters defy curfew
Detroit police clearing city streets as protesters defy curfew

DETROIT – Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan announced the curfew on Sunday to last from 8 p.m. until 5 a.m.

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Demonstrators defied the order and were seen making human chains, symbolizing they wouldn’t leave.

Shortly after 8:40 p.m., tear gas was fired when crowds defied the curfew. Multiple protestors were taken into custody and shuttled on city buses.

Police escorted many protestors in custody to city buses for removal. (WDIV)

Local 4 cameras captured one protestor appear to throw a tear gas canister back at a group of police who fired it.

Gas canister video
Gas canister video

Things calmed down after crowds were dispersed.

Police Chief James Craig spoke about the incident afterward.


FRIDAY COVERAGE: 1 killed, multiple arrests made during protests in Downtown Detroit

SATURDAY COVERAGE: A ground-level look at Saturday’s demonstrations, protests in Downtown Detroit

SUNDAY COVERAGE: Demonstrators crowd Detroit for third day of protests


Demonstrators defy Detroit curfew amid third day of Downtown protests
Demonstrators defy Detroit curfew amid third day of Downtown protests

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