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Detroit protests: 7th night of demonstrations ends peacefully

Protests held in the name of George Floyd

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.

READ: Prosecutors charge 3 more officers in George Floyd’s death

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.

MORE: Protesters declare victory after Detroit police let them march without enforcing curfew

Watch the report from Local 4 News at 6 below:

Watch coverage of protests across the country below:

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