DETROIT – Thursday marked the seventh night of protests in Detroit against police brutality in the name of George Floyd, and for the second night in a row the protest ended peacefully.
Floyd was killed when an officer, who was caught on video, pressed his knee to Floyd’s neck. That officer, Derek Chauvin, is now facing a second-degree murder charge.
The three other officers at the scene — Thomas Lane, J. Kueng and Tou Thao — were charged for the first time on Wednesday with aiding and abetting second-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter. All four were fired last week.
The protest on Thursday began at 4 p.m. and continued into the evening.
Police officers who were at the protest were not in riot gear.
At 8:42 p.m. protesters made it clear that they intend to march again on Friday starting at 4 p.m.
Detroit Pistons head coach Dwane Casey made an appearance at the protest.
Just before 9 p.m. protesters began to head home. The protest appeared to have ended peacefully without injuries or arrests.
Watch Jason Colthorp’s report below:
A curfew for the city of Detroit went into effect at 8 p.m. and lasts until 5 a.m. Protesters declared victory Wednesday night after Detroit police let them march without enforcing the city’s curfew.
Watch the report from Local 4 News at 6 below:
Watch coverage of protests across the country below: