In New York, crowds of protesters marched through Manhattan for hours past the 8 p.m. curfew.
The march was peaceful, and the mood was re-energized after the news earlier today that four New York Police Department officers in Brooklyn had been reassigned due to their handling of the protests.
Police took a hands-off approach tonight, allowing the marchers to continue past curfew. In one case, a police officer -- identified only as Inspector Nikas by CNN Correspondent Bill Weir on the scene -- even joined the marchers around 11 p.m.
As Nikas marched, he turned around and thanked the crowd behind him for their cooperation. In return, they shouted thanks back -- and one black protester ran to the front to shake his hand.
"Do you see all these cops around us? They are not getting us because of Sgt. Inspector Nikas," the protester shouted through a microphone to the crowd, which cheered in response.
The protester threw an arm around Nikas' shoulder, and they continued marching together as the crowd chanted: "Peaceful protest."