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San Antonians Marching For George Floyd Are Joined By Sheriff Salazar

Just two nights after a protest eventually became violent in Alamo Plaza, San Antonians demonstrated again in honor of George Floyd. This time, they walked laps around the Bexar County Courthouse.

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On their final lap around the Bexar County Courthouse, demonstrators stop to chant at the onlooking deputy sheriffs. The group asked the deputies, as well as Sheriff Javier Salazar, to say George Floyd's name with them.

Roughly two dozen people joined in the march, which started at 11 a.m. They carried signs and chanted “say his name,” “Black lives matter,” and “silence equals violence” throughout. On what was going to be their last lap before sharing heading home, Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar approached the group.

Salazar expressed his support of their march and said he believes Black lives matter. Demonstrators said their main concerns were with law enforcement are accountability and action, asking Salazar about how he will ensure their communities are safe.

Salazar and a handful of his deputies joined the demonstrators for a few laps. Then, the group of protestors broke off and walked to the San Antonio Police Department, where their march ended.

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Demonstrators lie on the ground in front of the San Antonio Police Department chanting "I can't breathe."

Kathleen Creedon can be reached at kathleen@tpr.org or on Twitter at @kath_creedon.

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