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A Day of Protest- Saturday, June 6, 2020

A day of protests against racial injustice in various forms ended with a peaceful march up Main Street in downtown Evansville and a demonstration on the Ford Center plaza. 

Here are some more sounds of protests in Evansville on Saturday, June 6, 2020

For much of Saturday afternoon, protestors were lined up along Riverside Drive near the Four Freedoms monument. Morgan Morgan of Evansville was there with her two young children.

“I want my kids to know that it’s not OK to just sit back and be compliant. You need to talk, do something, be on the right side of history really.”

By the time the last marcher left the monument for the Ford Center, the crowd filled the upper level of Dress Plaza nearly to Main Street. As they marched, their chants echoed off the buildings. For a time, nothing else moved in downtown Evansville. People were drawn out of the shops and restaurants to record the scene on their cell phone cameras.

Evansville police confirm that military personnel seen near the Ford Center were national guard troops, but they, along with local officers, kept a low profile during the event. 

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