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Protesters take to streets in Tallahassee following police-involved deaths

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Published: May. 29, 2020 at 8:26 PM EDT
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By: Brandon Spencer | WCTV Eyewitness News

May 29, 2020

Update: 11:00 p.m.

Tallahassee, Fla. (WCTV) -- The protesters marched up and down Monroe street looking to make a change.

"If it was 5 people, if it was 50, if it was 500 people we said we were going to get out and fight for something that we felt," said protest co-coordinator Ashleigh Hall. "Because we are tired. We are sick and tired of our black brothers being killed. We are sick and tired."

Protester Briana Anderson says she doesn't know what to tell her son.

"I'm tired of having my little boy sad because one of his little friends died," Anderson exclaimed.

Anderson and Korey McDonale are two of over one hundred protesters looking to get their voice heard as they come together to fight for justice.

"It don't matter the color of your skin, no matter what it doesn't matter the color of your skin," McDonale said. "It shouldn't have to be like that all the time. If you protest you should be white, black, whatever. You're doing the right thing."

Protest Coordinators Chynna Carney and Ashleigh Hall say they decided Friday morning they would protest after being sick of seeing acts of violence around the country.

"So I went on twitter and said I'm tired of this, who is trying to rally up and go to the capitol and I made a group chat and this happened," said Carney.

Hall says that she's glad everybody came together peacefully the best way to make a change is together.

"It doesn't work until everybody gets involve, everybody starts to work," said Hall. "Everybody makes sure hear this persons voice, hear that person's voice. We can't sit back any longer man."

When asked what they want to happen next, they say it's simple.

"I want TPD to see us. To see that we're not here to cause violence." said Carney. "We want peace, I want to be protected by our police department. Not be feared."

Anderson tells WCTV that Friday's protest showed her that "united we stand, divided we fall."

The protests will continue Saturday at FSU's Westcott Fountain at 11 am.

By: WCTV Eyewitness News

May 29, 2020

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- Protesters have taken to the streets in Tallahassee Friday night over the

and Natosha “Tony” McDade, who was

The protest began at the Florida Capitol on Friday around 3 p.m. and are moving their protest towards Tallahassee Police Headquarters on 7th Avenue.

Tallahassee Police have portions of Midtown blocked off from motorists.

Protests have been ongoing in Minneapolis, Minnesota most of the week, and more sprang up all over the country on Friday.

This is a developing story. WCTV has a reporter at the scene.

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