Demonstrations continue throughout Kansas communities

Published: May. 31, 2020 at 6:08 PM CDT
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Protests and rallies continue across the state after the death of George Floyd. So far, each demonstration in the area has remained peaceful.

Miranda Bachman organized a rally Sunday in Salina, and says the turnout was good.

“I have to say that I am just so proud of Salina.” She said.

She says she originally planned to march in solidarity, but the interest became overwhelming.

“I was so shocked and it still just brings me to tears because it was just amazing. I couldn’t have asked for a better turnout." She said. "I couldn’t have asked for a more peaceful protest, it was great. There was cops there that weren’t in uniforms that I saw with their wives and they’re holding black lives matter signs.”

Hutchinson held a rally Sunday as well.

Saturday, Wichita held two rallies: one at the Patrol North building, and another at Century II.

Community activists say the one thing that makes these demonstrations stand out is the passionate yet peaceful behavior of attendees.

“I’m overwhelmed by all the support because I don’t tend to see diverse crowds like this when we have rallies.” Brandon Johnson, City Councilman, said.

“I think people should know that we hear the protestors. I think it’s important that they know that they’re heard. I think it’s important that they know they can do it peacefully.” He said.