El Paso Police announced road closures ahead of Sunday night’s anticipated protest at El Paso Police Headquarters in Central El Paso. The protest is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. at Memorial Park with a march to EPPD headquarters around 6:45 p.m.
Follow our live blog below through Sunday’s planned protest:
10:20 p.m. — Crowds at the El Paso Police Headquarters are beginning to disperse, though a few peaceful protesters remain. There are still small groups at Memorial Park, but there is no longer a large crowd gathered.
9:39 p.m. — EPPD Officer injured at Memorial Park. The extent of their injuries is unknown, ambulance requested to the scene.
9:17 p.m. — Things remain tense at El Paso Police Headquarters and Memorial Park after a group of protesters face off with police.
8:20 p.m. EPPD backup in riot gear arrives as things remain tense near Memorial Park.
8:14 p.m. – EPPD says some protesters surrounded an officer and threw bottles at a motor officer. The situation was diffused after police in riot gear took a knee with protesters.
8:05 p.m. BREAKING: El Paso Police report multiple officers being assaulted at locations around Memorial Park. Additional assistance requested from Texas DPS.
7:35 p.m. – Protesters begin a peaceful return to Memorial Park after protesting in front of EPPD Headquarters on Montana Avenue and Raynor.
7:10 p.m. — Crowd of at about 1,000 protesters at Police HQ on Montana Avenue. Protesters are peaceful.
6:55 p.m. – Protesters are arriving at EPPD Headquarters and are blocking Montana Avenue.
6:44 p.m. — Dozens gather at El Paso Police Department ahead of the separate group arriving from the park.
6:31 p.m. – Protesters recall the death of Sgt. James Brown who died in the El Paso County Jail.
6:20 p.m. – Program of Sunday’s protest released by organizers
- 6 p.m.: Start at Memorial Park with a Vigil to memorialize lives lost, time for speakers
- 6:30-6:38: Moment of Silence (8 minutes, 45 seconds, the length the officer had his knee on George Floyd’s neck)
- 6:45 pm: March together towards the police substation
- 7:00 pm: Protest at the substation
- 7:45 pm: Walk back to Memorial Park together
6 p.m. – Hundreds of people arrived at Memorial Park to begin Sunday’s protest.
5:50 p.m. – Protesters tell KTSM they’re wanting to be an example of communities coming together
5:14 p.m. – Protesters begin arriving at Memorial Park; protest scheduled to begin at 6 p.m.
5 p.m. – KTSM looks ahead to Sunday night’s protest
4:20 p.m. EPPD announce the closure of Raynor Street in front of police headquarters.