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Tear gas deployed on Dodge St. protesters

Posted at 5:39 PM, May 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-30 01:49:15-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — 12:30 a.m. update

Omaha Police and Mayor Jean Stothert plan to hold a press conference at 1 p.m. Saturday.

11:00 pm update:

Rep. Don Bacon issues tweet on Omaha protest.

OPD issues staement on their Facebook page

10:30 p.m. update

9 pm update:

Police continue to use pepper balls and tear gas to disperse crowds. Some confrontations between police and protesters.

3 News Now digital reporter Jessika Eidson filed this report on Facebook:

People are being affected by the tear gas.

As hundreds of people march in Omaha near 72nd and Dodge, protesters began spilling into the streets. Omaha police closed off sections of Dodge, and around 8 pm started deploying tear gas to disperse the crowd.

3 News Now reporter Jon Kipper reported live on Facebook from the scene.

As of 7 pm it appeared that more than 1000 people have gathered to protestaround 72nd and Dodge.

Jon Kipper is providing live updates via Twitter and Facebook and will have more on this tonight at 10:

Reporter Jon Kipper is providing live updates via Twitter: