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SATURDAY: Rochester Black Lives Matter protest

We're following today's march and rally on social media. The event started at 2 p.m. at Martin Luther King Jr. Park (formerly East Park) and marched to Mayo Park, site of the Down by the Riverside concerts behind Mayo Civic Center. Ten speakers are scheduled, and so is an 8 minute, 46 second moment of silence for George Floyd, who was killed by a police officer on Memorial Day, May 25. Then marchers return to MLK Park.

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Protesters march for the second time in response to the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody traveling to the Olmsted County Government Center from Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Park on Saturday, May 30, 2020, in Rochester. (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)
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CLICK HERE FOR THE FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE DESCRIBING TODAY'S RALLY AND MARCH.

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Kamau Wilkins, of Rochester for Justice, speaks.

CLICK HERE FOR "ROCHESTER UNITED: MARCH AGAINST INJUSTICE," AN EVENT IN ROCHESTER BEGINNING AT 3 P.M. SUNDAY.

CLICK HERE FOR "POWER TO THE PEOPLE: HONORING THE LIVES LOST TO POLICE BRUTALITY," AN EVENT IN ROCHESTER COMING UP A WEEK FROM TODAY.

Related Topics: GEORGE FLOYD
Jeff Pieters is editor of the Post Bulletin. He joined the staff as a reporter in 2001, and has been editor since 2019. Readers can reach Jeff at 507-285-7748 or jpieters@postbulletin.com.
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