Kansas City mayor, chief plead for peaceful demonstrations

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In this May 29, 2020, photo, a protester confronts Kansas City police during a George Floyd protest at the Country Club Plaza in Kansas City. Protests have been erupting all over the country after George Floyd died earlier this week in police custody in Minneapolis. (Tammy Ljungblad/The Kansas City Star via AP)

LIBERTY, Mo. (AP) – Kansas City officials imposed a curfew on some areas of the city Sunday evening through Monday morning as the city braces for another day of protests over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis and law enforcement’s treatment of blacks.

The curfew comes after protests devolved into violence overnight Saturday, leaving businesses on the County Club Plaza damaged and leading to the arrests of 85 people, with 10 people suffering injuries, City.

Violence also erupted in Ferguson Saturday, where seven officers were injured by rocks, bottles and fireworks, and several businesses and police headquarters were damaged.


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