Dozens gather in downtown Springfield, protest racial injustice after George Floyd's death
Dozens of people gathered Friday in downtown Springfield to protest racial injustice in response to the death of George Floyd.
A bystander's video showed Minneapolis Officer Derek Chauvin kneeling on Floyd's neck earlier this week, even as Floyd begs for air and slowly stops talking and moving.
The video led to nights of protests, fires, and looting in Minnesota. The officer in the video has since been
Protesters gathered at Springfield’s Park Central Square, several wearing masks and holding signs. The protesters marched across Springfield’s Martin Luther King Jr. Bridge, then met at the steps of old city hall to chant George Floyd's name.
Amanda Ryan submitted several photos of the protests to KY3. Another protest is planned Saturday at 3 p.m. near Battlefield and Glenstone.
Springfield Police Chief Paul Williams released the following
to KY3 regarding the death of George Floyd: