Spencer protest draws area media coverage

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Many eyes from northwest Iowa and beyond were on Spencer Thursday evening as protestors gathered and marched peacefully to honor the memory of George Floyd, show support for the Black Lives Matter movement and protest against racism.

Protestor organizers worked with city officials and local law enforcement to ensure the safety of all involved and maintain a peaceful atmosphere.

The event drew media coverage from throughout the region, plus many social media posts from people who were at the event.

Here are some of the highlights.

KTIV, Sioux City

KMEG, Sioux City

News coverage of March for Justice for George Floyd

Instagram users post images, videos

Numerous people posted images and videos to Instagram on Thursday from the March for Justice for George Floyd.

Most posts were from participants, but not all.

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Burn down our town I dare you 😤😤

A post shared by Cade K (@cade_kuchel) on

Ty Rushing shares his story

Ty Rushing, managing editor for Iowa Information in Sheldon, was one of the speakers at the protest.

Watch his speech below:

Ty documented his time in Spencer on Twitter.

Rushing will be this week’s guest on Spencer Weekly. Look for the episode Saturday afternoon wherever you listen to podcasts.

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