Live Updates: Downtown protest grows tense

El Paso News

Warning: Some protest sign images and language may be graphic to some readers.

EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) — El Pasoans are gathering in Downtown El Paso Tuesday night as part of nationwide protests over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis last week.

Live Updates Below

10:25 p.m. – Protester gets aggressive with KTSM news crew while we were on Facebook Live. El Paso Police moved in after the incident.

9:53 p.m. — KTSM crews are reporting two people were detained by El Paso Police at the protest. One male and one female, both appeared to be shoving police officers.

9:44 p.m. – After marching from City Hall back to the El Paso County Courthouse, protesters and police are still standing firm.

8:43 p.m. – Peaceful protest continues, protesters are lying or taking a knee in the street. Police are there in full riot gear, blocking the street.

8:35 p.m. – Protesters have begun to march on streets that EPPD did not block off before the protest. They’ve now reached City Hall.

8:16 – p.m. – Police lining up in the street. Protest remains peaceful.

8:00 p.m. – Protesters have reached the El Paso County Courthouse and are now chanting in the streets. Protest remains peaceful.

7:30 p.m. – El Paso County Judge Ricardo Samaniego releases a statement regarding the death of George Floyd and urges protesters to get tested for COVID-19. “If you do decide to participate in a protest I ask that you please get tested and isolate before seeing your loved ones

7:20 p.m. – Facebook Live from the peaceful protest.

7:15 – Protesters beginning to march toward the El Paso County Courthouse.

7:00 p.m. – Large El Paso police presence in Downtown dressed in riot gear. Law enforcement response includes Customs and Border Protection officers.

6:20 p.m. – Protesters begin to gather in Downtown El Paso

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