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.
Praying for peace in Omaha tonight. 🙏— Rep. Don Bacon (@RepDonBacon) May 30, 2020
OPD issues staement on their Facebook page
10:30 p.m. update
Target window broken. Police now shooting rubber bullets at those in area. pic.twitter.com/U8nG7UOXk6— Jon Kipper (@jonnykip21) May 30, 2020
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.
Here’s a young woman getting her eyes cleaned out due to tear gas. pic.twitter.com/IcL2zprMyi— Jon Kipper (@jonnykip21) May 30, 2020
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:
The protest is aiming to be peaceful. Omaha Police are hanging out in the area, just to make sure things stay under control. pic.twitter.com/Ey6cGyHc5L— Jon Kipper (@jonnykip21) May 29, 2020
One protester told me that she takes solace in knowing that almost everybody, Omaha Police, Governor Ricketts, etc...all denounced the shooting and Ricketts said he supports them peacefully demonstrating.— Jon Kipper (@jonnykip21) May 29, 2020
“Everybody saw the video. It’s murder.”