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Here’s what happened on Houston’s 2nd day of protests over death of George Floyd

HOUSTON – Saturday marked Houston’s second day of demonstrations over the death of George Floyd, a black man who died after a white policeman kneeled on his neck for several minutes.

The protests in Houston were 98% peaceful, Mayor Sylvester Turner said Sunday. He noted very little vandalism. He thanked Houstonians for remaining peaceful and law enforcement for engaging with restraint and professionalism.

Houston Police Department arrested more than 270 people Saturday, including 245 people for blocking the roadway, 13 for burglary, 8 for evading arrest, and four for mischief. There were no serious injuries to protestors or officers.

Three cases involved firearms and HPD is working with ATF to determine if any federal charges will be filed, according to HPD Chief Art Acevedo.

“You don’t bring a duffle bag full of magazines and a pistol to a peaceful rally,” Acevedo said at a news conference Sunday.

WATCH: Demonstrators march towards Houston Police headquarters in downtown Houston Saturday

READ: KPRC 2 had multiple crews at the protests. View a moment-by-moment recap of the protests below.

App users can view the recap here.

PHOTOS: What Downtown Houston looks like following rally Friday

Damage caused during the demonstration over the death of George Floyd
Damage caused during the demonstration over the death of George Floyd (KPRC 2)
Damage caused during the demonstration over the death of George Floyd
Damage caused during the demonstration over the death of George Floyd (KPRC 2)
Damage caused during the demonstration over the death of George Floyd
Damage caused during the demonstration over the death of George Floyd (KPRC 2)
Damage caused during the demonstration over the death of George Floyd
Damage caused during the demonstration over the death of George Floyd (KPRC 2)
Verizon store in Houston looted
Verizon store in Houston looted (KPRC 2)
Houston Verizon location looted
Houston Verizon location looted (KPRC 2)
What Downtown Houston looks like following rally Friday
What Downtown Houston looks like following rally Friday (KPRC 2)
What Downtown Houston looks like following rally Friday
What Downtown Houston looks like following rally Friday (KPRC 2)
What Downtown Houston looks like following rally Friday
What Downtown Houston looks like following rally Friday (KPRC 2)

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