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Saturday March On Square Brings Protesters Together For Racial Justice

Jun 6, 2020
Originally published on June 6, 2020 11:34 pm

Park Central Square was filled with hundreds of protestors Saturday.  They held up signs that said "Black Lives Matter," "Racism is a Pandemic," "No Justice No Peace" and "Police the Police."

Springfield Police estimate there were 2500 people in attendance.

After listening to speeches about why people should continue to push for an end to racism, the group marched to the Martin Luther King Jr. Bridge where they kneeled before proceeding to Springfield City Hall and the Springfield Police Department.

This is the second weekend rallies were held in Springfield following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.  A white Minneapolis Police Department officer has been charged with second degree murder in his death. Three other MPD officers have been charged with aiding and abetting second degree murder.

Several downtown businesses handed out water as temperatures soared into the 90s.

Hear voices from the rally on KSMU Monday morning at 7:45.

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