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From a peaceful protest on Monument Square to tear gas on Center Street in photos Sunday night into Monday morning
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From a peaceful protest on Monument Square to tear gas on Center Street in photos Sunday night into Monday morning

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There were few moments of cordiality between law enforcement and demonstrators Sunday evening and Monday morning.

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