COLORADO SPRINGS– For a second day, protesters are gathering in downtown Colorado Springs calling for justice in the case of George Floyd.
On Saturday, hundreds peacefully protested during the day, but as night fell, police say that protesters started committing crimes they had to step in and chemical agents were deployed.
On Sunday morning as of 2:00 a.m., 24 people were arrested according to the El Paso County Sheriff’s office. They were all transported to the jail, either booked into jail or served and released from the jail. Click here for Saturday’s coverage.
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Sunday May 31
Protesters are laying down in front of City Hall chanting, ‘I can’t breathe.’
Protesters speak on the sidewalk. FOX21 crews report the crowd is growing and marching west on Bijou.
Around 200 people gathered at Bijou and Wahsatch holding signs in a peaceful protest.
The Colorado Springs Police Department is on priority dispatch status as a result of planned protests expected today. The public is advised to contact 911 for emergencies only at this time. Police say for non-life threatening matters, please wait to make a report until normal operations resume.
FOX21 will update this story throughout the day.