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Protests in New Orleans, Baton Rouge over death of George Floyd

Posted at 3:54 PM, May 30, 2020

Hundreds of protesters participated in a march at the New Orleans City Hall and along Canal Street on Saturday in response to the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis earlier this week, reports

Protesters carried signs reading "Justice for George Floyd," and "We stand with Minneapolis," in the peaceful march.

In Baton Rouge, people gathered at Elevate Church for a vigil, calling for peace and unity. Among those in attendance was Baton Rouge Police Chief Murphy Paul.

Protests began in New Orleans earlier this week, with people gathering on the corner of North Claiborne and Esplanade Avenues. Demonstrators recited chants condemning the police and many motorists driving by blew their horns in solidarity, according to

People held signs with the names of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor, all black people who have been recently killed.

Photos of the protests and vigils are below, and you can find more by clicking the links above.

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