Protests

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An Oklahoma man who was paralyzed from the waist down in a fall from a bridge when a truck drove through a crowd of protesters in Tulsa is improving, his brother said Wednesday.

Ryan Knight, 33, is hospitalized in stable condition and is regaining use of his hands and arms, but still cannot move his legs after suffering broken vertebra in his neck and back, and a fractured pelvis and shoulder blade, Randy Knight told The Associated Press.

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A commission serving as a liaison between Tulsa city and county governments and the Hispanic community has given its formal support to work to address racial injustice in policing.

The Greater Tulsa Area Hispanic Affairs Commission sent a letter to the Greater Tulsa Area African American Affairs Commission pledging its support in the fight against police brutality inflicted on black Americans.

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Hundreds of people came to a Black Lives Matter demonstration in Broken Arrow on Saturday.

The crowd gathered at Central Park before marching down Main Street, the Tulsa World reported.

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — A member of a far-right group attended a George Floyd rally in Stillwater armed with a rifle and dressed in tactical gear, which authorities say was legal but inappropriate.

Christopher Autrey, who says he’s a member of the Three Percenters, said he was at the rally Wednesday outside of the police department to prevent protesters from looting local businesses.

Under Oklahoma law, people can openly display and carry loaded weapons in public.

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Members of the Tulsa legal community will offer their time and knowledge to help protesters and protest organizers understand their rights.

Attorney Laurie Phillips said there are a lot of misconceptions about what First Amendment rights do or don’t cover, and their goal is to make those protections clearer in meetings with organizers and webinars.

For example, the First Amendment does not cover protests on private property or highways.

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A group of protesters continued peaceful demonstrations against racial injustice Thursday night at Tulsa police headquarters.

Another night of protests in Tulsa ended with police and the National Guard using gas to disperse demonstrators.

A young group of about 50 started protesting at the Tulsa Hills shopping center at 71st Street and U.S. 75. That demonstration was peaceful.