Sunday, May 31, 2020
Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas Congratulates Police & Protesters, Then Another Country Club Plaza Riot Breaks Out
Once again it seems the KCMO mayor might have spoken too soon . . .
Minutes after mayor applauds relatively peaceful protest, police deploy tear gas after curfew
"Thirty minutes after Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas praised Kansas City for a somewhat peaceful third day of protesting, police and protesters clashed just after curfew Sunday night at the Country Club Plaza.
“I’m proud of these protesters, I’m proud of my police officers and I’m proud of Kansas City,” Lucas said.
"But during an 8 p.m. press conference, the mayor and Kansas City Police Capt. David Jackson said if protesters remained peaceful, as they had for most of the day, they wouldn’t remove anyone right away.
"But not even an hour later, some protesters threw water bottles at police, and officers donned their gas masks.
"At about 8:30 p.m., just 30 minutes after curfew took effect, Kansas City police deployed tear gas at the Plaza."
Developing . . .