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This evening in downtown Warrensburg, Missouri around 150 individuals gathered to protest the circumstances of the death of George Floyd in Minnesota.

The march was scheduled to start at 6:00 p.m. Warrensburg Police, Johnson County Sheriff’s Department deputies, and Missouri Highway Patrol officers were present. There were drones. The protesters marched south on Holden Street to the Quad on the campus of the University of Central Missouri. While on the Quad, next to the First Amendment plaque at the base of the flag pole, one speaker offered a prayer and a second speaker spoke of history and change. The group then marched back to the Johnson Courthouse lawn where they kneeled for eight minute minutes, forty-six seconds. The march ended at about 7:15 p.m.

Marching from the Johnson County Courthouse.

“This is not a moment…”

“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere”

“Is America great again?”

“I can’t breathe”

At the Quad on the campus of the University of Central Missouri.

“We are buried up to our necks in a history of violence and brutality against people of color. I refuse to stay silent anymore.”

“Say their names”

“Black Lives Matter”

Eight minutes, forty-six seconds of silence – on the lawn of the Johnson County Courthouse.

Previously:

George Floyd – Protest – Kansas City, Missouri – May 29, 2020 (May 29, 2020)

Uh oh (May 30, 2020)

Why is anyone surprised? (May 31, 2020)

George Floyd – Protest – Warrensburg, Missouri – Sunday afternoon, May 31, 2020 (May 31, 2020)

George Floyd – Protest – Warrensburg, Missouri – Sunday afternoon, May 31, 2020 – part 2 (June 1, 2020)