Salem protesters call for trial, accountability following George Floyd’s murder

Salem-area residents have turned out by the thousands to protest police brutality in the wake of the killing of George Floyd.

They marched down Lancaster Drive, laid face down and knelt in silence on the steps of the Oregon Capitol, holding signs demanding police reform.

They’ve added their voices to thousands of Americans — in Portland, Eugene and in cities and towns across the country — protesting police brutality against black people.

Protesters and organizers interviewed by the Statesman Journal … said they want to hold police accountable for misconduct and call attention to racism and discrimination in policing.

Read the full story here.

Published by Natalie Pate

Natalie Pate is a freelance journalist and author based in Salem, Oregon. She wrote about education for more than seven years at the Statesman Journal and now covers education and other topics throughout the Pacific Northwest. She is originally from Colorado and earned her B.A. in Politics and French from Willamette University.

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