George Floyd Memorial

A peaceful protest is taking shape in La Salle.

Organizers plan to meet at the La Salle fire station this afternoon at 5 o’clock for what’s being labeled as a “Peaceful Protest for George Floyd.”  Demonstrators say will walk to the La Salle police station where they will then observe 9 minutes of silence for George Floyd.

The police chiefs of La Salle and Peru have put out a joint statement in which they call the actions by police involved in Floyd’s death as “reprehensible.”  The chiefs go on to say they respect everyone’s right to peaceful protest and do plan to have officers at today’s demonstration.  They say their officers’ presence should be seen as a sign of solidarity in exercising the right to protest. 

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