For more than an hour protesters dominated the Kansas City Country Club Plaza to commemorate the death of George Floyd.
Special thanks to A KICK-ASS TKC READER for sending a clip of streets blocked in order to offer tribute speeches . . .
There wasn't any violence but I wouldn't exactly call it "peaceful" . . . A quote:
blm demonstrators in Kansas City blocked intersections in and around the Plaza.— John Curtis (@Johnmcurtis) May 26, 2021
“We gonna knock on your door. We gonna blow your mother f*cking head off” pic.twitter.com/cBQUjkRlGj
Protesters appear to be heading back toward Mill Creek Park after 45 minute march through the Plaza. pic.twitter.com/BYBmb7zxj2— Dave D'Marko (@DaveDMarko) May 26, 2021
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kansas Citians took to the streets Tuesday night to honor the memory of George Floyd on the anniversary of his death. Residents gathered at Equal Minded Cafe and made signs before marching to Mill Creek Park. En route to the park, the Willie Arthur Smith Marching Cobras joined the group.
Kansas City racial justice activists are preparing to meet and protest near the Country Club Plaza this evening, in the park where the city's biggest protests happened last summer. It's part of their commemoration of the killing of George Floyd, one year ago today.
An activist reflects on the anniversary of George Floyd's killing and what the impact of his death has had on Kansas City.
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- Social justice activists continue to fight for racial equity one year after the death of George Floyd. The nine minute, 29 second video of Minneapolis Police officer Derek Chauvin kneeling on Floyd's neck until he died sparked protests and rallies across the country.
Kansas Citians are marking one year since George Floyd's death, and the call for change that came with it.
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- On Tuesday, community members marched to the Plaza as they reflected on the death of George Floyd one year later. Several groups who held events throughout the day gathered near Mill Creek and 47th Street around 6:30PM. Several speakers spoke to the crowd before they marched through the streets.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - On the year anniversary of George Floyd's death protesters marched through Kansas City on Tuesday, still demanding change. They marched from a café on Troost to Mill Creek Park and through the streets of the Country Club Plaza.
Over the last year, reporters at KCUR have documented the social unrest that followed the murder of George Floyd by then-Minneapolis Police officer Derek Chauvin and the resulting demands for racial justice. At protests, rallies and events around Kansas City, photojournalists Carlos Moreno and Julie Denesha captured moments of tension, conflict, solidarity and creativity.
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