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Locals gather in Fayetteville to protest

Dozens of people turned out to demonstrate their frustration with the death of George Floyd and displayed signs showing their anger towards police violence.

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — A protest is was held today (May 30) on College Ave. and Lafayette St in Fayetteville. 

Dozens of people turned out to demonstrate their frustration with the death of George Floyd and displayed signs showing their anger towards police violence.

Protestors were out yelling "silence is violence" and holding up signs that read things like, "I can't breathe", "End police brutality" and "Police brutality is a hate crime". Cars honked in support as they drove by.

“We can’t afford to be silent anymore we should’ve never been silent,” said Walter Kelly, a protestor.

This event had people of all ethnicities, from all walks of life. Protestors say the death of George Floyd and the police violence towards black women and men in this country affects everyone.

“They’ve had enough of an action in fixing some of the issues that are undergirding some of the symptoms that were seen in our communities,” said protestor Wendell Scurlock.