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Protests start peacefully Monday, grow tense after curfew

Posted at 8:55 PM, Jun 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-01 23:45:17-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — It was a tale of two situations downtown on Monday.

Protests continued in Omaha for the 4th night in a row.

Monday, Douglas County Attorney Don Kleine announced charges wouldn't be filed in the Saturday shooting death of 22-year-old protester James Scurlock.

Demonstrations began peacefully Monday afternoon with authorities even taking a knee with protesters.

After the 8 p.m. curfew went into effect, things grew tense with multiple arrests made.

Two 3 News Now reporters were knocked to the ground.

Deputy Chief Ken Kanger made a statement shortly before 9 p.m. saying Monday night's protest was better in terms of less arrests.