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Sunday protests move through downtown Tallahassee

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By: WCTV Eyewitness News
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) - Protests of George Floyd's death have continued throughout Sunday in the capitol city.

A group of about 50 people met at the Florida Capitol this morning for the protests. The peaceful protest began a little after 11 a.m. on Sunday.

Shortly before noon, the group left the capitol complex and began their journey on North Monroe Street.

After originally marching to College Avenue at the top of each hour, the group made its way to Tennessee Street, where they continued until they got to Copeland Street.

At each turn, the Tallahassee Police Department was slowly following the group to ensure traffic was controlled and to clear the path.

TPD released this statement regarding the protests:

"Today's focus has been on coordinating with our law enforcement officers and protest organizers to support the peaceful protest. We have increased staffing levels to support this effort while also maintaining the ability to respond to unrelated calls."

Chants from the protestors were heard as they made their way down Gaines Street towards Collegetown. From there, they returned to the captiol.

City Commissioner Jeremy Matlow stood with protestors earlier Sunday.

“They just really needed someone from the city to come and show that they were present," Matlow said. "That the city is here, we care about their concerns, we value them and we want to open a dialogue. We want to keep a peace in our community but we want to get to the root issues like how can we solve this and how can we do better.”

Protestors have asked State Attorney Jack Campbell for answers regarding the body cam footage of three officer-involved shootings in Tallahassee this year.

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