Dozens arrested, windows broken, tear gas used in Kansas City as demonstration at the Plaza turned ugly

KMBZ News Staff
May 31, 2020 - 12:05 am
A broken shop window on the country club plaza the day after being smashed during a demonstration
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Kansas City, MO - Police officers used a flash bang device and tear gas to disperse a crowd of people protesting Saturday night on the Country Club Plaza.

Police say they took aggressive measures after groups of people became violent, as some looting of stores in the shopping district occured and several storefront windows were smashed.

Sunday afternoon, KCPD says 85 people were arrested. 

 
One of the KCPD patrol cars was set ablaze during the demonstrations.
 




It was the second day of demonstrations in Kansas City at the Plaza over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.  Protests are being held in many cities across the country.
 


 

Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas attended the protest earlier in the day and advised demonstrators not to tarnish the life of George Floyd and to not take part in "generalized hooliganism."
 


 

Gov. Mike Parson activated the Missouri National Guard and the Missouri State Highway Patrol to help control crowds in Kansas City and other locations in the state.
 

 

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