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Protest held at City Hall in response to Floyd death

Posted at 7:12 PM, May 31, 2020

Here at home folks are planning to let their voices be heard.

Grief and anger continue to spread throughout the country in response to the death of George Floyd, the Texas A&M-Kingsville alum who died while in police custody in Minneapolis.

Saturday's peaceful protest in near the Art Center of South Texas in Downtown Corpus Christi had more than 100 people standing together for the Black Lives Matter movement.

A second protest took place Sunday night, and this time, it was at City Hall. More than 200 people were expected to attend.

Demonstrators nationwide have taken to the streets after Floyd, who was a Houston native, was allegedly killed while being arrested in Minneapolis.

A video shows a police officer kneeling on his neck for more than eight minutes; Floyd is heard begging for the police to stop, saying he couldn't breathe.

Protesters said these demonstrations show that racial tensions between the black community and police departments are volatile throughout the country.

CCPD also issued its own response to tonight's protest, and the civil unrest the nation is experiencing.

See more on Sunday night protest at 10 p.m.