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Tuesday Protests In Downtown San Antonio Begin Peacefully But End With Violence

Another protest march that began peacefully Tuesday ended hours later in Alamo Plaza when police began firing projectiles at the crowd after they allegedly threw glass bottles at officers.

The march to honor George Floyd and to protest police violence and racial inequality began at about 5 p.m. at the Bexar County Courthouse downtown and was largely peaceful throughout most of the night.

Once the protesters reached Alamo Plaza at about 10:30 p.m., they were met with a line of San Antonio police who started firing smoke canisters and projectiles at the crowd. An Express-News reporter and a Spectrum News reporter were among those struck by the projectiles.

Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar showed up with several deputies and was immediately bombarded with questions about willingness to contribute to changing the system.

The protest was the fourth consecutive day the citizens of San Antonio have taken to the streets and across the nation. Another march is scheduled for 3 pm today.

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