Top law enforcement officials are thanking citizens for keeping protests peaceful on the opening day of the trial of ex-officer Derek Chauvin. State Patrol chief, Colonel Matt Langer:

“Demonstrating a way that Minnesota can do this the right way. It didn’t require any law enforcement response at all, which is the best kind of protest from my point of view.”

Officials stress that their plans are flexible and adaptable, based on any information or situations that may arise.