SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — People of Springfield held a second protest against police brutality on Saturday, May 30, and to protest the death of George Floyd.
Protesters started outside the Battlefield Mall, some holding signs that say “Black Lives Matter,” and chanting “No justice, no peace.”
The protest lasted for about four hours. At one time, the crowd blocked traffic in the area. Battlefield and Glenstone were just one of many intersections blocked off for the demonstration.
Springfield Police Chief Paul Williams commented on the protests, saying it was a “good example for others on how a protest should be conducted.”
Protests are occurring all over the nation in response to the death of George Floyd, a black man who died after a white police officer was seen on video kneeling on Floyd’s neck during an arrest.
A Springfield Police spokesperson said there have been zero incidents as a result of these protests and that “the goal is to keep it that way.”
One person did drive into the crowd of protesters, however, no one was injured.