Report: Fla. police officer stabbed in neck during riots

Shanon Peckham

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A policeman prepares to shoot teargas at protesters throwing rocks and water bottles during a demonstration next to the city of Miami Police Department, Saturday, May 30, 2020, downtown in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

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UPDATED 11:25 AM PT — Sunday, May 31, 2020

Multiple police officers were reportedly injured during a riot in Jacksonville, Florida this weekend. According to reports, demonstrations began peacefully on Saturday after around 1,200 people showed up for one event.

By the evening hours, a couple hundred people remained. They began rioting in the downtown area, attacking officers and vandalizing several police cars.

One officer was reportedly stabbed in the neck and was taken to a nearby hospital.

Protesters stop to chant in the street as they march during a demonstration, Saturday, May 30, 2020, downtown in Miami. Demonstrators took to the streets to protest the death of George Floyd, a black man who was killed in police custody in Minneapolis on May 25.(AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

“There were some kids out there making their voices heard respectfully, and then they left. The folks that are left, it’s not about peaceful protest. It’s not about reform, it’s not about change. It’s about violence.”

– Lenny Curry, Mayor of Jacksonville, Florida

The mayor has promised the city will work with those who are willing to work peacefully for justice, but emphasized those who cause damage and attack first responders won’t be tolerated.

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