OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — It was a tale of two situations downtown on Monday.
Protests continued in Omaha for the 4th night in a row.
Demonstrations began peacefully Monday afternoon with authorities even taking a knee with protesters.
MUST WATCH: In a show of solidarity, OPD and National Guard members take a knee with protestors.— Phil Bergman (@PhilBergmanTV) June 1, 2020
The group gives the officers a standing ovation. pic.twitter.com/7OUZl361Lv
After the 8 p.m. curfew went into effect, things grew tense with multiple arrests made.
Another women says she’s having a panic attack and can’t breathe, police asked if she needed a medic and is bringing an ambulance. pic.twitter.com/fB9JP26x1l— Phil Bergman (@PhilBergmanTV) June 2, 2020
This woman tells us police arrested them when they were going to their car. pic.twitter.com/DveIu1vZJp— Phil Bergman (@PhilBergmanTV) June 2, 2020
Two 3 News Now reporters were knocked to the ground.
This was our experience as journalists covering the #OmahaProtests. Our colleague @jonnykip21 got tackled after announcing he was media. Omaha curfew excludes working media. @3NewsNowOmaha (excuse any profanity) pic.twitter.com/OABsVVm4Eq— Maya Saenz - KMTV (@Maya_Reports) June 2, 2020
Well I got caught in the middle filming and was told to get down and then was briefly apprehended before they realized I was media.— Jon Kipper (@jonnykip21) June 2, 2020
As you can tell by the video I yelled media as much as I could. pic.twitter.com/3MfGhh6Zux
Deputy Chief Ken Kanger made a statement shortly before 9 p.m. saying Monday night's protest was better in terms of less arrests.