Fifth night of Downtown protests erupts into scuffles with police and among crowd

Authorities block attempts to enter Memphis-Arkansas and Hernando DeSoto bridges

By , Daily Memphian Updated: June 01, 2020 1:11 PM CT | Published: May 31, 2020 8:17 PM CT

As hundreds of protesters gathered Downtown Sunday evening and early Monday morning, there was more tension and more strategy than the previous four demonstrations in response to the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police. And some of the tension was among different camps of activists.


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Bill Dries covers city and county government and politics. He is a native Memphian and has been a reporter for more than 40 years.


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