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Thousands Protest Police Brutality in Jackson

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Protesters march around Jackson at Black Lives Matter protest Saturday
Kobee Vance, MPB News

Mississippians are joining protesters across the nation marching for justice in the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. MPB’s Kobee Vance publishes that protesters in Jackson fighting for racial justice in Mississippi.



An estimated 3,000-5,000 protesters are chanting “no Justice no Peace” as they march in Jackson Saturday at the Black Lives Matter protest. The event was organized by students calling for change to end police violence and systemic racism.

Jessica McArthur of Jackson joined the march. She says she wants police and government officials to be held accountable for their actions. “It’s past time for change. We can’t afford to lose anybody else because people aren’t ready. The Government needs to get ready. The education system needs to get ready. Police need to get ready. Everyone needs to get ready. It’s time out for just sitting and waiting on that right time. The time is now.” The protesters marched from the Governor’s Mansion to Jackson City Hall, calling on state and local leaders to make that change.