Fort Worth Police Reach Peaceful Conclusion With Protestors

75756A5E-120A-4932-810C-2FD980DB785E
By NewsRadio 1080 KRLD

FORT WORTH (1080 KRLD) - It was tense at times, but a standoff between curfew-breaking protestors and Fort Worth Police reached a peaceful conclusion overnight.

With the crowd in front of the Tarrant County Courthouse refusing to disperse after the 8:00 curfew, police moved in and gave demands to the crowd to do so.

The standoff got tense, with officers in riot gear and tactical gear moving in as protestors were hurling waterbottles and pyrotechnics at them.

A speaker is addressing a crowd assembled outside the Tarrant County Courthouse in Fort Worth. It is now 15 minutes past curfew. pic.twitter.com/JDfZVV9IbW

— Andrew M. Greenstein (@KRLDAndrewG) June 2, 2020

After 9:00, Police Chief Ed Kraus and Assistant Chief Julie Swearingen showed up and talked to the protestors.

The chiefs prayed with the crowd and Kraus told them he’d have no problem pulling the SWAT team back if they would go home.

The protest came to a peaceful conclusion after that.