City buses called to transport 100+ protesters arrested in OTR after curfew

Buses brought in for at least 100 people arrested in downtown Cincinnati

CINCINNATI (FOX19) - More than 100 people were arrested in Over-the-Rhine after Sunday’s curfew went into effect, according to Cincinnati Police Assistant Chief Paul Neudigate.

The arrests happened around 10 p.m. on Green Street and Pleasant and a FOX19 NOW team were there to witness the situation:

More than 100 protesters were loaded onto city buses to be taken to the Hamilton County Justice Center:

CPD called in a city bus to transport the arrested protesters to the jail.
CPD called in a city bus to transport the arrested protesters to the jail. (Source: WXIX)

A few minutes before 12 a.m. Monday, CPD says officers responded to reports of gunshots near a disorderly crowd, this time in the area of McMicken and Vine.

CPD Lt. Saunders says several people were arrested and three guns were found at the scene.

Protests throughout the streets of Cincinnati continued despite the citywide 9 p.m. curfew being in effect.

CPD Sgt. Eric Franz says the curfew applies to people in cars and anyone in a public place, no exceptions.

Hundreds of protesters organized outside the Hamilton County Courthouse as the 9 p.m. curfew started.

Police launched tear gas at groups minutes before 9 p.m.

Some protesters outside the courthouse took a knee once the curfew began:

Protesters outside the county courthouse took a knee once the 9 p.m. curfew started.
Protesters outside the county courthouse took a knee once the 9 p.m. curfew started. (Source: WXIX)

Those out protesting right now are not part of the events from earlier in the day, according to organizers.

Shortly before 8 p.m., protest’s organizers issued a statement explaining those going past the curfew are not a sanctioned event of their group:

"The organizers have officially called an end to the event and asking people to disperse. Anything that happens beyond this is not at a sanctioned event of our group. We have pulled marshals and medics from the protest, so we are no longer sanctioning any event and doing so is at your own risk.”

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Thousands of protesters gathered earlier in the day at Inwood Park before moving throughout the city for several hours.

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