As the curfew in Atlanta went into effect at 9 p.m. ET, protesters engaged with police officers over their desire to remain on the streets.
"We can go to jail peacefully, but we will go to jail," one man told a crowd of demonstrators. "It's on you to decide each and every one of you as individuals. So you can go or you can stay."
The police officer at the scene responded, saying "that is not what we want."
Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms addressed protesters earlier Thursday, but her message to organize and honor those who died at the hands of police was drowned out by hecklers.
CNN's Nick Valencia reported that law enforcement began advancing and dispersing the crowd of demonstrators shortly after speaking with the protesters.
Watch scenes from the protest: