ORLANDO, Fla. — Read live updates below:
9:32 p.m. update
Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer said he is ending the 8 p.m. curfew in downtown Orlando starting Sunday.
He said the 10 p.m. curfew will still be in effect for Orange County.
7:50 p.m. update
Due to severe weather, Orlando police asked protesters to take shelter.
There were reports of a tornado in downtown Orlando.
5:15 p.m. update
Protesters are gathering near Lake Eola.
4:35 p.m. update
Orlando police said Orange Avenue and South Street are closed downtown due to demonstrations.
3:25 p.m. update
A small group of protesters have gathered in Winter Park.
Channel 9 reporter Deanna Allbrittin said more people are trickling in and one of the main organizers is on the way.
3:07 p.m. update
Mourners gathered at Free Will Baptist Church in Raeford, North Carolina for a service for George Floyd.
2:28 p.m. update
Orlando police released a statement regarding the use of its long range acoustic device during protests.
Police said the device is used as a high-end P.A. system to safely communicate critical instructions across a large crowd of people.
Read the statement below:
1:12 p.m. update
Protest organizers have scheduled protests in Winter Park and at Lake Eola for Saturday afternoon.
12 p.m. update
Mount Dora city council member Crissy Stile partnered with Henry Ollendick and pastor Bobby Rowe for a peace, love and unity walk in Mount Dora.
"Henry called me and we discussed how helpless we feel in this fight for equality," Stile said. "I immediately thought of getting Pastor Rowe involved, and the idea took off from there. Instead of a protest demonstration, we chose to have a peaceful unity walk in support of equality for all."
The walk began at the intersection of Donnelly Street and Jackson Avenue at 10 a.m.
10:20 a.m. update
Orlando police said they are expecting large crowds of protesters to gather downtown.
They said there will be road closures and increased police presence.
The Police Department said it is committed to supporting the rights of citizens to peacefully demonstrate, while protecting and businesses.
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