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Protestors Gather at Lancaster Police Station to Protest Death of George Floyd

Protestors Gather at Lancaster Police Station to Protest Death of George Floyd

By Trey 97 comments

Hundreds of people gathered near the Lancaster Police Station on Prince Street to protest the death of George Floyd, a convicted felon who died of medical and drug abuse complications after his arrest in Minneapolis earlier this week.

Holding signs, wearing masks and and chanting “We want change” and “I can’t breath” and “Black lives matter” the crowd marched up Prince Street in the opposite direction of traffic and were stopped by police who blocked the intersection of Prince and Walnut.

Others gathered at Penn Square.

The crowd was mostly young, white and peaceful as of 1 p.m.

MORE TO COME AS THIS DEVELOPS

11: 23 p.m. – The protesters continued downtown through the city blocking traffic but causing little other disruption.

11:54 p.m. – The protesters circled back around and are now back at the police station.

12:20 – The whole thing has kinda petered out with a few chants that taper off with half-hearted enthusiasm.