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Grand Island sees second night of BLM peaceful protests

Three protest organizers hold a sign against police brutality during the second straight night of protests in Grand Island. (Credit: Kelsey Dickeson, KSNB)
Three protest organizers hold a sign against police brutality during the second straight night of protests in Grand Island. (Credit: Kelsey Dickeson, KSNB)(KSNB)
Published: Jun. 2, 2020 at 12:03 AM CDT
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A second round of peaceful Black Lives Matter protests took place in Grand Island Monday night.

Dozens of people showed up to the Pizza Hut parking lot down South Locust Street to chant and hold up signs to end racism and police brutality.

"Even though there's not as many people as I wanted to come tonight, everyone that's here made tonight enjoyable and everybody counted," one of the organizers Luis Trejo said. "There 29 of us, but I say there's 30 because George Floyd is here with us tonight."

The group did get a lot of support from cars driving by who honked or stopped to join them. Organizers worked with Grand Island Police Department to ensure everything was peaceful while they were out there. They said a peaceful protest would help get their message across better.

"GI wants to make a point. We're with Minneapolis," Trejo said. "We want to keep this as peaceful as possible, we want to set an example for everyone. We want to show everyone we are with them. I've lost my voice entirely but I will still chant for us."

The group will back Tuesday night at 7 p.m. for another organized protest. They say they will be go back every day until they feel their voices are heard.

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