Most Demonstrators Clear Denton Square After Trooper Takes a Knee With Protesters

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Just like a protest in Fort Worth, a demonstration in Denton ended Monday night with a show of unity: a knee and a hug.

The moment came after protesters and police officers faced off on Denton's Square after the city's 9 p.m. curfew took effect.

Several thousand people marched Monday to protest the death of George Floyd while in Minneapolis police custody. The march started and ended at the historic Denton County Courthouse and was scheduled to end by 8:45 p.m. so protesters could comply with the city's curfew.

However, after 10 p.m. hundreds of people remained on the Denton Square and police said they would ask people to voluntarily comply with the curfew.

Denton police Chief Frank Dixon tweeted an hour after the city's curfew took effect, urging people to go home.

After a Texas Department of Public Safety state trooper knelt with protesters, most of the crowd left the Square.

A smaller group stayed behind and continued to shout at authorities. As of 12 a.m., at least one person was arrested.

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