MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Many people are gathering across the country to participate in protests, some of which are peaceful, for the racially unjust killings of Americans, specifically African Americans.
Memphians are protesting for the fourth time this week, following the death of George Floyd that happened over the Memorial holiday weekend.
UPDATE: (9:19 p.m.) The crowd has dispersed from the downtown area ending the march. Protest leaders say they plan for another peaceful march tomorrow.
UPDATE: ( 9:10 p.m.) Demonstrators are outside the National Civil Rights Museum promoting to continue a positive march. You can hear the crowd chanting “Fix the system” as they suggest demands for the City of Memphis and Shelby County.
UPDATE: (8:40 p.m.) Shelby County Sheriff officers and state troopers are outside the Bass Pro shop. So far, the protest has remained peaceful with no violations.
UPDATE: (8:22 p.m.) The march is appearing to be headed towards the Arkansas bridge. Police are blocking off streets and making sure demonstrators navigate the city safely.
UPDATE: (7:56 p.m.) The march is now outside of the FedEx Forum.
UPDATE: (7:17 p.m.) The crowd is taking a 9-minute kneel to represent the way the police officer used his knees to kill George Floyd.
Protestors are chanting:
“No justice, no peace, no racist police!"
"I got my hands above my head, please don’t shoot me dead.”
UPDATE (7:00 p.m.) The protest has started at the Lorraine Motel.
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