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Protesters, police face off in Madison after peaceful afternoon

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Protesters stand off on State Street in Madison
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Madison police move in after protesters smash storefront windows
Protesters smash the window of Goodman's Jewelers on State Street. WKOW photo
Protesters smash the window of Goodman's Jewelers on State Street. WKOW photo
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MADISON (WKOW) -- Following an afternoon of mostly peaceful protest over the death Monday of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody, a confrontation broke out late Saturday on State Street in Madison.

A smaller group of protesters split off from the main about 5 p.m. and made their way down State Street.

After attempting to block traffic, a small group threw rocks and smashed the window of Goodman's Jewelers.

Shortly after, Madison police formed a line and moved in on the protesters, firing pepper spray to disburse the crowd.

Protesters continued to move down the street where they threw chairs from restaurants out into the police and at police.

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