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Albuquerque Police Dept. protest ends after 12 hours, tense moments

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.... The protest made stops at APD's headquarters, Civic Plaza and the University of New Mexico's main campus. The protest started around noon.

Around 5 p.m. police officers ordered the group to clear the area near APD headquarters, calling it an unlawful protest. There was a standoff between protesters and police in tactical gear for more than an hour before protesters retreated and resumed their march up Central Avenue....

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Tensions between citizens and police were stoked further when the APD announced a new training program earlier this month, which critics say will further emphasize the use of force.

In justifying the new program its director Jack Jones said, “Evil has come to the state of New Mexico, evil has come to the Southwest, evil has come to the United States.”