Justice for George Floyd protest held in Mankato

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Justice for George Floyd protest held in Mankato

MANKATO, Minn. (KEYC) — Protesters from the Mankato area took to the streets Friday for a peaceful protest to show their support in bringing justice for George Floyd.

The protest began at 3 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Bridge before moving all over town.

This afternoons demonstrations carried hundreds of people around Mankato on foot - sometimes obstructing traffic, but despite many drivers having to turn around, protests were peaceful.

The demonstration began on Veterans Memorial Bridge - on both sides - which then carried to Washington Park.

The Demonstrations at Washington Park featured multiple speeches from local leaders, including Mayor Najwa Massad and Rep. John Considine.

Crowds then made their way to down Riverfront Drive, eventually finding themselves at the Mankato Public Safety Center.

Demonstrations then followed down South Front Street and Stoltzman Road, eventually leading to a long climb up Stadium Road.

After stopping for a breather. demonstrators continued down Stadium to Monks Ave.

The hundreds of demonstrators followed Glenwood Avenue onto East Cherry Street, where they then cut down South Front Street, ending back at the Public Safety Center.

Crowds quickly dispersed after ending at the Public Safety Center.

A peaceful protest was held at Minnesota Square Park in St. Peter on Thursday night as well.

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