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Tue Jun 2, 2020, 06:03 AM

Fort Worth Mayor Calls for 8 p.m. Curfew Through Order

Questions remain over what prompted Fort Worth police to use tear gas and flash bombs on a crowd of peaceful protestors late last night. The incident occurred around 10:30 p.m. near the 7th Street Bridge and targeted supporters of George Floyd, the black man who was asphyxiated by a white police officer, and who subsequently died, in Minneapolis last week.

In a public statement, the police department said, “Protestors began throwing frozen water bottles at officers clearly intending to injure them.”

“Now they are saying we threw ‘pyrotechnics’ at the cops before they gassed us?” one message read. “What in the actual fuck?”

Another self-described eyewitness said, “I saw a few people get tackled pretty harshly and arrested.”

Read more: https://www.fwweekly.com/2020/06/01/mayor-calls-for-8-p-m-curfew-through-order/

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