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Police Monitoring Black Lives Matter Protests in Nevada

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Authorities say they’re aware of protests scheduled in Las Vegas on Friday and Saturday in light of high-profile fatal shootings involving police and will respond as necessary.

Officer Jesse Roybal said Las Vegas police have been monitoring social media and are “very in tune” with some of the people involved in the protests.

He said he wasn’t sure how many people might show up to demonstrations scheduled for Friday night on the Las Vegas Strip and Saturday in downtown.

Reno police said they were working closely with city officials and community organizers to ensure safety during a Friday evening Black Lives Matter march scheduled for downtown.

Both police agencies said they supported the demonstrators’ right to protest.

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