(featured photo credit: Sarah Buckley)
MT. VERNON, IL — More than 4,000 people were arrested across America during weekend demonstrations in response to the May 25th death of George Floyd during an incident with police outside of a shop in Minneapolis, Minnesota. However, no arrests were made during a demonstration in Mt. Vernon Sunday. Mt. Vernon Police reported an estimated 40-60+ people marching along Broadway holding signs and taking part in a protest against police brutality as well as racism in the United States.
(photo credit: Jade Stallons) (photo credit: Sarah Buckley)
MVPD Chief Trent Page says there were no issues with the protesters and the department is working with organizers to ensure peaceful demonstrations going forward.
George Floyd’s arresting officer, Derek Chauvin, was taken into custody and is being charged with murder.
(both photos below are credited to Sarah Buckley)