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In-Custody Death Protest in Hollidaysburg Had 'No Issues'


Last updated 6/4/2020 at 12:07pm

Gary M. Baranec

Steve Elf of Altoona was among those attending a protest at Hollidaysburg's Canal Basin Park Sunday evening demanding justice for George Floyd.

More than 100 people gathered near Canal Basin Park in Hollidaysburg on Sunday, May 31, 2020, to protest and demand justice for Minneapolis resident George Floyd.

According to wikipedia.org, on May 25, 2020, George Floyd, an African-American man, died in Powderhorn, a neighborhood south of downtown Minneapolis, Minn. While Floyd was handcuffed and lying face-down on a city street during an arrest, Derek Chauvin, a white Minneapolis police officer, kept his knee on the right side of Floyd's neck for eight minutes and 46 seconds.

According to the criminal complaint against former officer Cha...

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