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Black Lives Matter protest gathers in Rhinelander in wake of death of George FloydSubmitted: 06/02/2020
Black Lives Matter protest gathers in Rhinelander in wake of death of George Floyd
Zack White
Zack White
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zwhite@wjfw.com

RHINELANDER - The protests related to the death of George Floyd started in Minneapolis and  they've now happened in over 100 cities across the country  and Monday night, Rhinelander hosted a peaceful protest of its own.

The protest kicked off at the Oneida County Courthouse around 6:00 p.m Monday evening.

Newswatch 12 spoke with a couple of protesters about why they decided to advocate for this in Northern Wisconsin, their reasons ranged from standing up against police brutality to making minorities feel comfortable here.

Protester Keziah Williams-Alloway says she was happy with yesterday's turnout and tone.

"I'm extremely happy that it went peacefully there was some citizens that it was maybe not going be peaceful i am so glad that it was," said Williams-Alloway.



Williams-Alloway said another reason why she decided to attend was to take a stand against police brutality.

Another protester who wanted to be named as "Kyle" said he enjoyed Monday's protests as well.

"It was very nice everybody just sat there, chanted a little bit that's how its supposed to be in America, peaceful protests," said  Kyle.




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