PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Over 100 protesters gathered in Market Square on Sunday afternoon for another day of demonstration in response to the death of George Floyd.
The demonstration started in Market Square and moved through downtown along Smithfield Street toward the Allegheny County Courthouse.
Sheriff’s deputies surrounded the courthouse in riot gear.
After painting the street in front of the CCB, protesters are on move again, down Grant Street and to intersection at 5th Ave. https://t.co/2DGD1xL6Ir
— Pgh Public Safety (@PghPublicSafety) May 31, 2020
At one point, the protestors formed a barrier between them and the police outside the courthouse. Pittsburgh Public Safety also said the protestors spray painted the street in front of the building.
Protestors also took a knee in unison outside the courthouse.
“Protesters continue to paint sections of Grant Street. Streets around Grant and 5th are closed to traffic for safety purposes,” Pittsburgh Public Safety said on Twitter.
Officials also said the protest starting dispersing around 7:10 p.m.
According to KDKA’s Andy Sheehan, protesters had gallons of paint and equipped themselves with paint rollers.
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Police sources told KDKA’s Andy Sheehan the protestors had heard plans to vandalize the courthouse with black paint.