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SIOUX CITY PROTEST MARCHERS SAY BLACK LIVES MATTER IN WAKE OF MINNEAPOLIS DEATH

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CHANTING BLACK LIVES MATTER AND GEORGE FLOYD, A CROWD OF AROUND 80 TO A HUNDRED PROTESTORS MARCHED FROM HISTORIC 4TH STREET TO SIOUX CITY POLICE HEADQUARTERS FRIDAY AFTERNOON;

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THEY WERE MARCHING TO PROTEST THE DEATH OF FLOYD, WHO DIED WHILE PINNED DOWN BY A MINNEAPOLIS POLICE OFFICER WHO HAD A KNEE ON FLOYD’S NECK A FEW DAYS AGO.

MICHAEL O’CONNOR, A LOCAL NATIVE AMERICAN ACTIVIST, WAS ONE OF THE MARCHERS:

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WHILE VIOLENCE AND LOOTING HAVE ERUPTED IN MINNEAPOLIS FOLLOWING THE DEATH OF GEORGE FLOYD, SIOUX CITY’S MARCHERS WERE VOCAL BUT PEACEFUL:

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POLICE SGT. JEREMY MCCLURE SAYS A FEW CITY OFFICERS RODE BIKES ALONG THE PROTEST ROUTE, MAINLY TO CONTROL TRAFFIC:

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ONCE THE PROTESTORS REACHED POLICE HEADQUARTERS, MCCLURE SAYS OFFICERS KEPT A LOW PROFILE;

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THE PROTEST LASTED AROUND AN HOUR AND PEACEFULLY DISPERSED.

O’CONNOR SAYS HE AND OTHERS WERE GOING TO DRIVE TO MINNEAPOLIS FRIDAY NIGHT TO TAKE PART IN PROTESTS THERE.