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Home | News | Gallery: El Pasoans gather, march to protest the death of George Floyd

Gallery: El Pasoans gather, march to protest the death of George Floyd

Protest for George Floyd, EPPD HQ, El Paso TX, May 31, 2020, Andres Acosta / El Paso Herald-Post

With protests underway across the country, El Pasoans joined the chorus of citizens decrying the death of George Floyd nearly a week ago.

With an organized march starting at Memorial Park, pausing at the El Paso Police Department’s headquarters at Montana Avenue and North Raynor, and back to Memorial Park, scores of residents chanted, held signs and kneeled in memory of Floyd.

While the march and protest itself was non-violent, once the main portion of the event was over, the atmosphere became more confrontational.

Shortly after 8 p.m., when the march participants returned to Memorial Park and began to leave, a smaller group confronted law enforcement.   By sundown, the group began to throw bottles and other objects at the officers, prompting the arrival of more officers – and the firing of tear gas at the remaining protesters.

At the same time, another group remained at EPPD Headquarters, chanting and shouting.  Both groups were largely disbursed by 10 p.m.  KTSM9 reported that an ambulance was requested at Memorial Park for an injured officer, but no official details were released.

Our very own Andres Acosta was at the protest and march, and we bring you his view via this gallery.

 

About Andres Acosta

Photojournalist / Sports Photographer I am fueled by the challenge to capture that "Special Moment" Covering : Sporting events at all levels which include youth, Prep, College and Professional Special Events: Concerts Fashion Beauty Pageants Do you have an event that you want us to cover? Email me at- ace@epheraldpost.com Andres is available for freelance assignments and travel throughout Texas and New Mexico

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