Protesters kneel, chant in downtown Hamilton for city’s second event after George Floyd’s death

A group of protesters marched through downtown Hamilton and at one point stopped, knelt and held fists in the air during the city’s second event this week in response to the death of George Floyd in police custody in Minnesota.

The protesters stopped their march at the intersection of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and High Street and knelt, chanting things such as “no justice, no peace, no racist police.”

They continued to chant and hold signs at the intersection as many cars honked as they drove past.

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The crowd then gathered at the city/county government buildings complex and continued chanting.

The event followed a Sunday protest during which the crowd marched to the Butler County Courthouse and around in seven times. That gathering brought hundreds and remained peaceful throughout, breaking by about non on Sunday.

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Protesters in Butler County have said they want to see action and feel that protesting is an effective way to show anger, as long as those protests do not turn violent.


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