The Hartley Sentinel-The Everly/Royal News - Serving O'Brien & Clay Counties

By Nick Pedley
News Editor 


Protestors march in Spencer to honor George Floyd


June 11, 2020


Protestors make their way down Grand Avenue in Spencer on Thursday, June 4.

Hundreds of protestors made their voices heard loud and clear June 4 in Spencer.

Between 400-500 people descended on the Clay County seat to march down Grand Avenue in honor of George Floyd, who died at the hands of Minneapolis police on Memorial Day. Though tensions in Spencer were high prior to the event due to rioting and looting seen elsewhere across the country, last Thursday's event was peaceful. No arrests were made and law enforcement worked with organizers during the planning process.

Participants started at East Leach Park before embarking down Grand Avenue to the police station....

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