At approximately 10:00 pm, protesters lit a fire on Turtle Island and a second fire was lit later. The number of protesters at the Island continued to grow and approximately 11:00 pm, protesters began to climb Turtle Hill. At approximately 11:05 pm, the first protester arrived at the top of the hill and by 11:30 there were approximately 30 on top of the hill and approximately 50 at the base of the hill. At midnight, there were approximately 75 protesters at the top of the hill and approximately 100 in the area of the base of the hill and island. Law enforcement reported that many protesters were seen with knives and slingshots. Protesters were also shooting fireworks in the direction of law enforcement officers. Another group of approximately 15 protesters was present on the Backwater Bridge.