Demonstrations in downtown Austin resume for fourth night of protests

Austin Protests

UPDATE 10:45 p.m.

AUSTIN (KXAN) — In another example of peaceful protest, Austin police officers escorted protesters down Congress Avenue on Monday.

KXAN’s Alex Caprariello captured the movement as demonstrators chanted “no justice, no peace” away from the Texas Capitol.


UPDATE 10:30 p.m.

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Demonstrations through downtown Austin remain peaceful as the group on Monday night has made a loop down Congress Avenue from the Texas Capitol and back to Austin Police Department headquarters.


UPDATE 9:30 p.m.

AUSTIN (KXAN) — The group that gathered in downtown Austin Monday night for another night of demonstrations has remained mostly peaceful.

After starting at Austin Police Department headquarters, the group moved to the Texas State Capitol on Congress Avenue.

One man was seen giving a hug to a Texas State trooper near the Capitol.


ORIGINAL STORY

AUSTIN (KXAN) — For a fourth straight night, demonstrators are gathering near Austin Police Department headquarters on Monday in protest of police injustice throughout the country.

A group of people returned to APD headquarters around 7:30 p.m Monday after several days of protests at the location. Activity and protests began Friday night following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis and Mike Ramos in Austin.

On Monday, APD Police Chief Brian Manley held a news conference to announce investigations into several protest-related incidents over the weekend.

One man is in critical condition after being hit in the head by a less lethal round by police, according to Manley.

The scene in downtown Austin during the protests has ranged from peaceful demonstrations to vandalism, violence and looting.

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