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Benton Harbor residents gather to protest the death of George Floyd

NOW: Benton Harbor residents gather to protest the death of George Floyd


BENTON HARBOR, Mich. – Benton Harbor residents gathered in a city park on Sunday at 4 p.m. to march in solidarity with George Floyd. 

The march started at Roosevelt Park in front of the old 1st Congregational Church in Benton Harbor and then moved to Dwight Pete Mitchell Center. 

The crowd in Benton Harbor started to disperse around 5 p.m. on Sunday.

Organizers worked to ensure that the march remained non-violent and focused on local and national events dealing with police brutality and injustices happening all across the country.

Participants were encouraged to wear a face mask and practice physical distancing, according to organizers.

The march is being hosted by Benton Harbor residents, a collation of grass root organizations, nonprofits, citizens and businesses in the community.

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