Police use tear gas to clear protesters from the intersection of North Fairfield Road and Pentagon Boulevard in Beavercreek June 1, 2020. JIM NOELKER / STAFF

Tension mounts between police, protesters at curfew in Beavercreek

The city of Beavercreek enacted a curfew beginning at 8 p.m. Monday, which will be in effect through 6 a.m. Tuesday.

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The curfew follows a protest for George Floyd — an unarmed black man who was killed by a police officer in Minneapolis, Minnesota — that began Monday afternoon near the Mall at Fairfield Commons during which some police officers took a knee to show solidarity after using tear gas to clear a busy intersection.

But around 8 p.m., some were refusing to leave as police increased their presence and used a loudspeaker to order the crowd to disperse. Shortly before 8:30 p.m., the crowd dispersed and police left. 

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The curfew covers retail areas around the Mall at Fairfield Commons and The Greene Town Center off Indian Ripple Road in the city of Beavercreek, according to a post on the city’s Facebook page.

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