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Protesters gathered Saturday in front of the Austin Police Department headquarters for the ninth straight day of demonstrations against police violence.


APD officers, including Chief Brian Manley, planned to kneel for 8 minutes and 46 seconds—the amount of time former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin knelt on George Floyd's neck—but the demonstration ended sooner than expected.

The department recently established a community engagement team after police seriously injured several protesters last weekend.

The Mike Ramos Brigade, a group named for a black man killed by an APD officer last month, posted on social media to take credit for interrupting the police.

Demonstrations also took place in front of the Texas State Capitol Friday night.

Another protest is planned for tomorrow at Huston-Tillotson University.

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