Demonstrations for George Floyd, Black Lives Matter movement reach Sioux Falls

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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) – Demonstrations showing solidarity with George Floyd continue, and people in South Dakota are participating too.

Floyd, who is black, died Monday after a white police officer pressed a knee into his neck. People lined the streets at the corner of Minnesota and 41st Street Saturday afternoon holding signs with various messages showing support for the Black Lives Matter movement and calling for an end to police brutality. Organizers of the event say they wanted to peacefully protest today to bring awareness to Sioux Falls.

“A lot of this is happening really close to home and it can happen anywhere. We just need to make people aware that this is not okay. Lives are on the line everyday,” Bailey, a co-organizer said.

Coming up on KELOLAND Weekend News later tonight at 10 p.m., learn about why people came out to today’s demonstration when we show you the sights and sounds from today’s event.

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