Metro Police hold second briefing on Black Lives Matter protest that shut down Las Vegas Strip

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LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Metro Police provided a second update on the protests currently taking place on the Las Vegas Strip. According to Metro Captain Dori Koren, at least 30-40 arrests have been made over the course of the day.

Koren noted several others were detained, cited and later released.

At least two Metro officers have been injured in the protests. One received injuries to the hand, and the other sustained minor injuries.

Koren said Metro fully supports the community and protesters’ right first amendment right but that they must also keep the safety of their officers and the community in mind.

Earlier, 8 News Now Reporter Sasha Loftis was on the scene. Koren said SWAT had arrived on the scene, and Nevada Highway Patrol and North Las Vegas Police were also assisting.

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