Protesters relocate to Lincoln Park area after a day of demonstrations

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Duluth police officers and St. Louis County sheriff’s deputies stand in the middle of Superior Street near 28th Avenue West after deploying tear gas to disperse protesters around 1 a.m. Sunday. (Tyler Schank /

Several dozens of protesters and onlookers congregated near the Kwik Trip convenience store at 27th Avenue West and West Superior Street in Duluth on Saturday night.

Protesters screamed at Duluth police officers and St. Louis County sheriff’s deputies in the middle of Superior Street.

A couple fights broke out among protesters, with two women protesters pepper-sprayed by another protester. Another fight broke out among men; people were punching him on the ground. Law enforcement then rolled in and made several arrests. One young man was pepper sprayed by law enforcement as he was being arrested. On the other side of West Superior Street, protesters and onlookers yelled at police. Some officers watched them.

People at the scene were revving engines, squealing tires, riding on the roofs of vehicles and lighting fireworks.


The Kwik Trip closed for the night after the disturbance started.

Protests started Saturday afternoon in Duluth regarding the death of George Floyd, a Minneapolis man who died Monday after a police officer kneeled on his neck.

Duluth Mayor Emily Larson implemented a 10 p.m.-6 a.m. curfew Saturday night and a 9 p.m.-6 a.m. curfew Sunday.

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