Demonstrators defy Detroit curfew amid third day of Downtown protests

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

DETROIT – A crowd gathered Sunday in Downtown Detroit for the city’s third day of protests against police brutality.

A curfew went into effect for the city of Detroit at of 8 p.m. on Sunday to help curb violence and arrests seen during Friday’s and Saturday’s protests Downtown.

Shortly after 8:40 p.m., tear gas was deployed on the crowds. No signs of violence were seen before the tear gas was deployed.

Detroit police started arresting protestors who defied the curfew and loaded them onto city buses prepped for transporting arrestees.

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

After police deployed tear gas and began making arrests, most protestors in the area dispersed.

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

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Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan announced the curfew on Sunday to last from 8 p.m. until 5 a.m. The curfew does not apply to those traveling to and from work.

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

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