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Grand Island sees third round of protests against police brutality

Protesters put fists up in solidarity with others across the country. (Credit: Alicia Naspretto, KSNB)
Protesters put fists up in solidarity with others across the country. (Credit: Alicia Naspretto, KSNB)(KSNB)
Published: Jun. 2, 2020 at 11:39 PM CDT
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Grand Island saw its third night of protests on Tuesday and organizers say they're still not done yet.

A group of four met at the corner of Walnut and 1st Street in downtown Grand Island. Within an hour, there was more than 100 people there.

They stood together with signs that said "Black Lives Matter", "End Police Brutality", and "RIP George Floyd." As the crowd grew larger, they started a march around the city. The police helped by closing down streets they were on to keep everyone safe.

"As long as we keep it peaceful, they police are here to watch over us," Organizer Luis Trejo said. "They know we're not doing bad. They know that we're doing it peacefully.

Trejo said they've worked with police each night to make sure everyone stays safe and he would love to see the officers get more involved.

"Personally I would like some of the police to take a knee or stand with us to prove that through peace we can achieve what we want," Trejo said.

The group plans to be back on the street Wednesday and again every night until they feel they've been heard.

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