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Taking a stand – Black Lives Matter protest in Elmwood

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ELMWOOD (WEEK) - It's been almost two months since the death of George Floyd which lead to protests across the country.

Community members in Elmwood are making sure the conversation continues.

More than 100 people braved the hot heather to attend a peaceful black lives matter demonstration in Central Park in the middle of the rural city's square.

Elmwood resident Brooke McClaskey and Brandon Butler were the co organizers.

McClaskey said there is no place for racism in their town.

"I think that it's important to keep the conversation going. I think that it's not just a one time thing. I don't think that this is something that can go away in one event or one protest. I think that this is a movement that does state the the injustice is systemic and that it's a conversation that needs to happen and a mindset that needs to be changed rather than something that can be turned off and on like a light switch."

McClaskey said she is glad they could create a space for open and honest dialogue.

Kaitlin Pearson

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