Omaha police use tear gas on George Floyd protesters to clear intersection

Omaha police used tear gas Friday to disperse hundreds of people that blocked one of the city’s busiest intersections and smashed windows of an empty furniture store after a peaceful gathering earlier in the evening.

Live video from KETV-TV showed police trying to push protesters out of the intersection and explosions of tear gas at the intersection of 72nd and Dodge streets, a heavily traveled business district. Some protesters said they had been hit by rubber bullets.

The gathering follows the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis after police officer Derek Chauvin pressed a knee into his neck. Protests in Minneapolis and St. Paul have spread to other cities around the country.

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Source: Associated Press