Police Searching For Man Accused Of Starting Saturday's Riot Downtown

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By NewsRadio 1020 KDKA

PITTSBURGH (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) - Pittsburgh Police are searching for the man accused of starting the riots and vandalism during Saturday’s protest over the death of George Floyd.

He is facing charges, including institutional vandalism, rioting and reckless endangerment.

43 adults and one teenager were arrested on Saturday. All are from Pittsburgh or surrounding counties.

Charges include, failure to disperse, burglary, rioting, looting, resisting arrest and possession of weapons.

Police say more arrests are coming.

A much smaller group gathered Downtown on Sunday afternoon.

Unlike Saturday, it was peaceful with protesters calling for justice and opposing the use of excessive force by police.

Some Protesters spray painted streets and building with the words, “ I can’t breathe,” “black lives matter” and profanity.

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