A glimpse at the WEIRD Kansas City discourse tonight . . .
KANSAS CITY MAYOR QUINTON LUCAS JOINS PROTESTERS ON THE PLAZA!!!
However . . .
AFTER THE CITY HALL HONCHO LEAVES THE SCENE, THE PROTEST ESCALATES & KCPD START USING TEAR GAS AGAIN!!!
Newspaper . . .
"Hours into Monday night’s protest in Kansas City, shortly after Mayor Quinton Lucas joined a march and addressed a crowd at the J.C. Nichols Memorial Fountain, police deployed tear gas against demonstrators.
Protesters scattered as the gas clouds broke out on the streets for the third night in a row in the city."
KMBC report 10 arrests and after 10:00 the protest was declared unlawful:
"We've got some concerns. We've detained several people that were coming in," Becchina said. "We've stopped people with bags full of rocks, with other things, presumably to be throwing at officers. Bags full of urine, urine-soaked items, such as handkerchiefs and things like that."
The crowd is smaller, (SOME OF) these protesters seem more focused on their political message and the Mayor has been engaged in "conversations" for hours.
Check the links:
Smaller But Rowdy KCMO Crowd For Social Justice
Protesters have gathered for a fourth night at Mill Creek Park near Kansas City's Country Club Plaza to protest the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.Police described Monday's crowd as smaller.10:10 p.m. -- Kansas City police declared Monday night's protest an unlawful assembly. There have been 10 arrests.10 p.m.
Bad Cowtown Routine
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - At about 10 p.m. Monday, police declared the protest at the Country Club Plaza in Kansas City unlawful and order people to leave. People began protesting for the fourth day around the Plaza around 3 p.m. Monday. It was a smaller crowd from the weekend but still a lively one.
Marching Across KC
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - LIVE: Watch a live feed of protesters on Mill Creek Park in Kansas City, Missouri 9:40 p.m. | Some of the protesters that had been marching in different parts of the city earlier Monday appear to have returned to Mill Creek Park. 9:20 p.m.
KC Demands Justice
Kansas City Police Chief Rick Smith defended on Monday his department's use of tear gas and how it handled weekend protests spurred by racism, police violence and the death of George Floyd. But protesters organized for a fourth day of demonstrations, with Mayor Quinton Lucas marching with one group.
Protest Escalation Debate
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) - Protests on Monday started congregating in the afternoon and were peaceful for the most part. Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas and Kansas City Police Chief Rick Smith held a press conference on Monday at 4 p.m.
Protests & Violence Resonates In KC And Across The World
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Protesters told 41 Action News they feel their message is being heard, but they do not plan to stop spreading it. Justice Horn was one of the organizers of Sunday's Black Lives Matter protest, which included several speakers from 2 to 4 p.m.
Community Supports Outrage
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Peaceful protests during the day erupted into violence when the sun went down this weekend. Amid all the noise, did those condemning police brutality feel heard by the community? And what's next for the organizers behind Kansas City's protests? FOX4 caught up with the organizers of Sunday's protest, dubbed "Enough is Enough."
Developing . . .