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Peaceful protest concerning the death of George Floyd held Sunday at Austin’s Bandshell Park

A crowd of approximately 300 gathered Sunday at Austin’s Bandshell Park for a peaceful protest over the death of George Floyd last week while in the custody of the Minneapolis Police Department.  KAUS News spoke with Austin Chief of Police Dave McKichan, who stated that authorities initially reached out to the organizers of the protest when they became aware of the event on Friday…

Chief McKichan went on to thank the organizers and those involved in the event for making their voices heard, and for doing so with respect for the community…

Speakers at Bandshell Park talked about their personal experiences with social injustice, and the crowd then later took to the streets of Austin, kneeling every four blocks and eventually making their way into the downtown area.  Officers escorted the protestors through the streets, keeping them safe from traffic but also assuring that the event remained peaceful.  Authorities indicated that after walking through the community, the crowd returned to Bandshell Park and then disbanded.  Chief McKichan added that it is not known, at last word, as to whether any further demonstrations will take place in Austin. 


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