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Nearly 1,000 peaceful BLM protesters gathered downtown Bowling Green

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Published: Jun. 5, 2020 at 9:37 PM CDT
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Protests continue over recent deaths of Breonna Taylor and George Floyd, tensions carrying into a second week of protests; showing how far the message has reached -- hitting small town streets of even some of the most rural towns in the commonwealth.

Protests continued in Bowling Green Friday evening, an even hosted by the Bowling Green Freedom Walkers. The event was organized by Shikira Tunstill and Karika Nelson.

"We held a similar event last Saturday that gathered around 300 people," said Nelson.

There are several hundred people here at circus square park in downtown Bowling Green for a Black Lives Matter protest. We’ll be live again on 13 News at 6.

Posted by Brandon Jarrett on Friday, June 5, 2020

Protesters peacefully assembled without incident. They say their message is an end to police brutality and the start of a new era toward equality of justice for all.

"We saw how good the turn out was for our first event so we decided to do it again," said Tunstill. "This outcome was more than what we expected. The energy is rising, we have a lot of people that are pushing the spiritual speeches and Black Lives Matter. It's turning out really good, the energy is really high, I am loving it."

There are several hundred people here at circus square park in downtown Bowling Green for a Black Lives Matter protest. We’ll be live again on 13 News at 6.

Posted by Brandon Jarrett on Friday, June 5, 2020

“No justice, no peace. No racist police.”

Posted by Brandon Jarrett on Friday, June 5, 2020

There were nearly 1,000 people who attended the protest on Friday, including the Bowling Green Police Department, city leaders and commissioners, including Mayor Bruce Wilkerson. Civil rights activist Dr. Charles Neblett who marched with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was also at the event.

Please pray for those protesting. Please pray for our police. Most importantly Lord, please heal our nation.

Posted by Brandon Jarrett on Friday, June 5, 2020
BLM Protest Circus Square Park

Nearly 1,000 peaceful BLM protesters gathered downtown in Bowling Green Friday.

Posted by Brandon Jarrett on Saturday, June 6, 2020

The protest ended with a march from Circus Square Park to the Justice Center in downtown Bowling Green.

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