George Floyd protests: Peaceful crowds gather in Raleigh, Cary and Durham
Protests continued again on Thursday in downtown Raleigh in the wake of the death of George Floyd. Another protest was also slated for Thursday evening in Durham.Posted — Updated
The special meeting is to receive public comment regarding the city’s response to events of the last week. People wishing to speak will be given two minutes to ensure as many voices can be heard as possible.
Protesters were lying down in the street, known as a die-in, in front of the Durham Police building on East Main St. The roads around there were blocked off for the protesters to march. A vehicle then came onto Main Street and approached the protesters, causing many to get up and flee for cover.
Officers were stationed at several intersections and police said the vehicle did not pass through any of the intersections that were blocked off. The vehicle stopped near the protesters as they got up and began to run. It then turned around and left the scene, traveling southwest on Hood Street.
Police said they were unable to leave their posts to stop the vehicle because they were blocking the intersection. This investigation is ongoing and anyone with information about this incident is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 919-683-1200.
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