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Sturgeon Bay protest draws hundreds of demonstrators

Hundreds of protesters calling for racial justice lined Third Avenue in Sturgeon Bay to demonstrate Thursday evening.  The peaceful protest was held from 5 until 8 PM and was organized by Eva Webber and Michelle LeCloux.  The protest, like many throughout the country, was in response to the death of George Floyd, who died while in the custody of four Minneapolis police officers back on May 25.  All four officers have been fired and face charges for 2nd-degree murder and aiding and abetting.  Webber says the event was planned with the cooperation of the City of Sturgeon Bay and Sturgeon Bay Police Department.  She says the Racial Justice Peaceful Protest is about standing in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement and making a difference by listening to people of color.

 


Weber says over 400 people expressed support and interest in attending the event that included a march across the Michigan Street Bridge later Thursday evening.  Similar demonstrations were held in Sister Bay with dozens of protesters earlier this week.   

 

 

 

 

 

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