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Police report more than 140 arrested for violating Omaha curfew, other misdemeanors

 Protesters appeared to leave the downtown protest scene Monday, June 1, 2020, in the Old Market before returning to the intersection and walking through the Omaha Police line with their hands up. Arrests were made shortly thereafter. (WOWT)
Protesters appeared to leave the downtown protest scene Monday, June 1, 2020, in the Old Market before returning to the intersection and walking through the Omaha Police line with their hands up. Arrests were made shortly thereafter. (WOWT) (WOWT)
Published: Jun. 2, 2020 at 10:46 AM CDT
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More than 140 were arrested during Monday night's protest in the Old Market area of downtown, Omaha Police records state.

According to an OPD news release on Tuesday morning, 123 were arrested for violating the city's 8 p.m. curfew Two more people were arrested and charged by Douglas County Sheriff's deputies, the record states.

At least another 15 people were arrested at the protest and charged with other misdemeanors, such as obstructing an officer, resisting arrest, and failure to disperse.

Preliminary estimates put

, according to an Omaha Police report.

By comparison, 21 arrests were made during Friday night's protests at 72nd & Dodge; and 51 arrests were made Saturday following protests at two main locations in the city.

The FBI has also been involved in the protest arrests, running background checks on those arrested.

Preliminary numbers from Omaha Police say that a total of 262 people have been arrested since Friday. Most of them, 210, are from Omaha.

Of the 262, 128 are white, 95 are black, 32 are Hispanic, and the rest fall into other groups.

The number of charges has reached 348. So some protesters have multiple charges.

There were 154 for violating the state of emergency or curfew, 82 for failing to disperse, 21 for disorderly conduct, and 91 other charges.

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