West Virginians join Floyd protests

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — There were protests in at least four West Virginia cities Saturday in connection with the death of George Floyd.

Floyd died earlier this week while in police custody in Minneapolis. The police officer who had his knee on Floyd’s neck has been charged with murder.

There were two protests in Huntington, one at Ritter Park and a second one at Pullman Square. Another group of protestors marched around the state capitol in Charleston. A large group marched through the streets of Fairmont with police on the scene. There was also a protest in Morgantown on WVU’s downtown campus.

The protests began hours before violent protests broke out in dozens of cities across the country Saturday night. Looting was taking place in some areas. 

Fourteen states have either activated or plan to activate the National Guard to try and stop the violence.

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