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Richmond Hill prays, holds peaceful protest
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The death of George Floyd at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer has sparked rallies, protests and rioting in cities around the world.

 In Richmond Hill, area clergy and local elected officials met Sunday afternoon at City Hall to pray for unity, peace and protection, according to Mayor Russ Carpenter, who participated along with about 20 pastors from local churches.

 Monday night, activists Craig and Sharon Butts of Unity in the Community and “the Falcon Group,” of about 200 residents held a peaceful protest along Harris Trail.

In Pembroke, a small group of peaceful protesters met Sunday night, according to City Administrator Alex Floyd.

 Photos by Lewis Levine/provided

RH Peaceful Protest June 1, 2020

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