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Protests over George Floyd's death continue in Green Bay

Posted at 6:09 PM, Jun 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-02 23:50:40-04

GREEN BAY (NBC 26) -- Protests sparked by the death of George Floyd continued Tuesday in Green Bay.

The protest started at the Green Bay Police Department at 3pm. Dozens of people gathered across the street from the police department holding signs and chanting. About an hour later, the dozens of people gathered outside the police station began marching down streets, growing in numbers as they went. They eventually marched back to the police department.

As of 8:40 Tuesday night, police said the protest was peaceful.

"I feel it's important to get your voice out there in a way that is positive and not destructive," said Tyler Peil, a protestor from Sheboygan.

Commander Kevin Warych with the Green Bay Police Department said they were working with multiple agencies including Brown County Sheriff's Office, Ashwaubenon Public Safety, emergency management, and the fire department. He said it's a collective approach to make sure everyone, residents and visitors of Green Bay, is safe in the city.

"If people want to protest, they can do that. We as a police department, we'll support that. We expect it to be peaceful," added Commander Warych.

Green Bay Police Chief Andrew Smith handed waters out to protestors. Tuesday's heat set a new record in Green Bay.

The curfew for Green Bay continues again at 9pm Tuesday night.