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Tensions run high, turn physical as protestors clash in downtown Duluth

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DULUTH, MN -- A group took to the streets in downtown Duluth Tuesday night protesting racial injustice, and it turned physical at one point.

The protest started at the Clayton Jackson McGhie Memorial around 7:30 p.m.

About 50 people gathered, protesting recent police violence against black people and other social issues.

At one point the group started marching down 1st St. towards city hall.

The protesters met with a group of Trump supporters, and the two groups squared off, shouting at each other.

It turned physical, with some punches thrown before police showed up and calmed the tensions.

It's unclear what lead up to the altercations.

Later in the night, the two groups met again at the CJM Memorial where some terse verbal altercations continued.

No word if any citations were issued, but our crew on the scene said at least one person was arrested.

Black Lives Matter protest in Duluth

Posted by CBS 3 Duluth on Tuesday, September 15, 2020

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