Updates from the 8th day of protests in Colorado Springs: 

8:30 p.m. 

Hundreds of protesters marched under the bridge on Platte  Avenue Saturday evening, chanting, "Who got your back, I got your back"

Earlier Saturday: 

Prayers and a call for unity and healing echoed through downtown Colorado Springs on Saturday morning during a prayer gathering at Acacia Park.

Local pastors Bob Bender of Cross Fellowship Church and Kelly M. Williams of Vanguard Church organized the event that drew hundreds of people in the wake of George Floyd's death.

The gathering featured songs, prayers and speeches before participants walked through downtown.

"This came about, obviously, out of concern for our country and our city because of racial reconciliation," Bender said. "The need for the church, the greater church, to come together as one to take a stand."

By about 2 p.m., protesters gathered at Colorado Springs City Hall, 107 N. Nevada Ave. Dozens of people are chanting "no justice, no peace" and holding signs in honor on Floyd.

- Dozens of Buffalo police officers stepped down from the department's crowd control unit Friday, objecting to the suspensions of two fellow officers in the shoving of a 75-year-old protester who fell and cracked his head.

Prosecutors were investigating the encounter captured by a TV crew Thursday night near the conclusion of protests over the death of George Floyd in Minnesota. The footage shows a man identified as Martin Gugino approaching a line of helmeted officers holding batons as they clear demonstrators from Niagara Square around the time of an 8 p.m. curfew. Read more here.

- A judge is limiting police use of tear gas, rubber bullets and other non-lethal weapons against people protesting against police brutality in Denver.

In a temporary restraining order issued Friday night, U.S. District Judge Brooke Jackson said four people who filed a class action lawsuit against the city accusing police of using the weapons to assert dominance and suppress their right to protest had made a strong case the police had used excessive force. Read more here.


Previous coverage on Friday:

For the 7th night in a row, protesters in Colorado Springs marched to protest police brutality and the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police officers last month.

An estimated 200 protesters marched down Willamette Avenue Friday evening, chanting "I can't breathe" and "hands up, don't shoot," before taking a knee at Bijou and El Paso streets. 

The march followed 9 minutes of of silence outside of City Hall, where had protesters set up a memorial with candles, hand-made signs and flowers to remember those killed by police, including Breonna Taylor, a Louisville EMT who was killed in a police shooting in March. She would have turned 27 on Friday.

About 100 protesters stuck around past the city's 10 p.m curfew, and at about 11 p.m., the protest wrapped up peacefully, with no confrontations with police. This was the third night in a row the nighttime protests in downtown Colorado Springs ended peacefully. 

See highlights from Friday night's protest below. 


MORE COVERAGE: 

PHOTOS | Day 6 of George Floyd protests in Colorado Springs

VIDEO | Trying to Make a Change

Female George Floyd protester struck by vehicle in downtown Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs police seek information on SUV that drove through protest crowd

Colorado Springs protesters bust inaugural curfew, but end night with thanks from police


11:03 p.m. Protesters wrap up a third night of peaceful protests with no police contact. 

10:02 p.m

9:55 p.m.

Minutes before the 10 p.m. curfew in Colorado Springs, and protesters are taking turns speaking. 

9:12 p.m.

Demonstrators sing Happy Birthday to remember Breonna Taylor, and create heart symbols with their hands while gathered on the steps of City Hall. 

8:50 p.m. 

8:17 p.m. 

8:06 p.m. 

8 p.m.

7:35 p.m

7:05 p.m. 

7 p.m. 

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