Peaceful Protests Continued Sunday On Capitol Steps

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Sunday marked the second day of peaceful protests on the State Capitol steps.

More than one hundred protesters were at the rally.
They held signs reading “Black Lives Matter” and a few activists gave speeches about the need to educate themselves on laws.

Protests across the country are a result of the death death of George Floyd, the man killed by Minneapolis, Minnesota, police on Memorial Day.

Floyd, who was black, died when the white Minneapolis police officer pressed a knee into his neck and kept it there for more than eight minutes as Floyd was on the pavement.

A video released last week shows Floyd being pinned under the knee of a Minneapolis police officer– and calling for help.
That officer has been charged with third degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.

 

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