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Black Lives Matter protest held in downtown SLO on Tuesday

Posted at 4:59 PM, Jun 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-10 01:43:41-04

Protesters gathered at Mission Plaza in downtown San Luis Obispo again on Tuesday afternoon.

The Black Lives Matter protest was scheduled to begin at 4:30 p.m. and was expected to end at about 6:30 p.m.

After a brief rally at Mission Plaza, demonstrators carrying signs began to march through the downtown area chanting "Black Lives Matter."

Police said they had been in contact with the organizers and that protesters were expected to march mostly on the sidewalks. However, protesters did plan to hold eight minutes and 46 seconds of silence at the intersection of Broad and Higuera streets.

Protesters then marched northbound on Santa Rosa Street to Foothill Boulevard to Chorro Street, where they walked back toward Mission Plaza.

This latest protest comes on the same day a funeral was held for George Floyd. Floyd died in the custody of the Minneapolis Police Department and his death has sparked a nationwide protest movement against police brutality.