Pittsburgh Public Safety Urges People To Avoid East Liberty After Small Group Breaks Off From Peaceful Protest, Breaks Windows And Throws Items At Police

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – About an hour before curfew and after a peaceful protest began to disperse in East Liberty, windows were broken and projectiles are being thrown at police.

Chief of Staff for Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto Daniel Gilman tweeted and told people to “please go home.”

“Following a powerful and moving peaceful march some have now broken windows in east Liberty. Now bottles and projectiles being thrown at police. Order to disperse has been given,” his tweet reads.

Pittsburgh Public Safety says a small group broke off from the peaceful march and started to throw items at police on Centre and Negley. Groups ignored orders to disperse, so police used smoke and gas to break up the crowd.

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