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Protesters gather for second evening to protest George Floyd death

Posted at 4:45 PM, May 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-31 02:42:08-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — 10:30 p.m. update

OPD issues tweet on downtown protest.

10 p.m. update

The protest appears to be moving downtown

George Floyd death protest in Omaha moves downtown

9 p.m. update

Omaha Police address the media on Saturday's protest


Police are present in the area of 72nd and Dodge where protesters are gathering for the second evening in a row.

Those demonstrating say their goal is to peacefully honor George Floyd.

On Saturday, businesses along Dodge St boarded up their doors and windows after numerous stores were vandalized.

Twenty-one people were arrested overnight Friday after the protest escalated.

Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert and Omaha Police Chief Todd Schmaderer held a press conference earlier Saturday addressing Friday's protest.

Reporters Kent Luetzen, Sydney Gray and Jessika Eidson are there and will be providing live updates as the evening goes on.

See updates below.

8:30 pm update:
More tear gas being deployed, and protesters are being forced out of the Target parking lot.

8 pm update:

Things are turning more tense. Police are confronting protesters near the Target parking lot and have deployed tear gas again. Here is an update from 3 News Now reporter Kent Luetzen:

6:30 pm update -

While the protests remain peaceful, more people are being arrested. Crowds have gathered in the parking lot of the Target store near 72nd and Dodge. This is the latest Facebook update from 3 News Now Digital Reporter Jessika Eidson.