Several local protests are scheduled this weekend to honor the memory of George Floyd, who died last week in Minneapolis while being restrained by police.
Columbia’s NAACP chapter is planning a march in protest of police brutality and systemic racism at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Boone County Courthouse.
The event was announced by local lawyer Robin Winn, who is also on the executive committee for the chapter, as protesters closed out Tuesday evening’s demonstrations in downtown Columbia.
On Tuesday morning, Winn met with local residents from Monday night’s protests at her law firm’s office to organize future events. They created a Facebook page, Peoples Defense, to help centralize their mobilization efforts and to “Protest police brutality, racial injustice and inequality in the criminal justice system against blacks in America.”
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