South Bend Black Lives Matters holds virtual meeting

SOUTH BEND, Ind.--- The South Bend Chapter of Black Lives Matters held a virtual meeting Thursday to address the next steps in the movement to end police brutality. The meeting included other chapters of Black Lives Matter from across the state.

The meeting is the latest in the South Bend Chapter’s “Week of Action,” to protest the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis Police Officers. The organization also laid out its demands to help bring policing reform.

Some of those demands included the creation of a citizen’s review board, and the ability for communities to have more freedom to police their selves.

“Let’s find folks in the community who can help deescalate situations without having to get the police involved,” said Jorden Giger, a leader of the South Bend Chapter.

The chapter will host another demonstration Friday night at 6 p.m. in Joe Hunt Plaza.

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