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Hundreds Turn Out For Protests In Rockford And DeKalb

northernpublicradio.org
 2020-05-31

Cover picture for the articleThere were demonstrations across the nation Saturday, including Rockford and DeKalb, protesting the death of George Floyd and other police killings of African-Americans. Hundreds gathered in downtown Rockford for a peaceful rally Saturday afternoon. They gathered across the street from Kingdom Authority Chuch, where Mark Anthony Barmore was shot to death by police officers in 2009. Later, the rally moved to the Rockford Police Department's District 1 station, where tensions with police intensified. A window was broken and police in riot gear surrounded the station. There are reports that police fired tear gas into the crowd to break it up at the end of the night.

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