A group of approximately 20 people took a silent knee in support of social justice for all whose voices have been silenced, according to org. The demonstration was motivated by the death of George Floyd, a 46-year-old black man, who died after Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin pressed his knee against Floyd’s neck for more than 8 minutes. Law enforcement encountered Floyd after a deli clerk called 911 because they thought Floyd was using a counterfeit $20 bill to purchase cigarettes. The group remained peacful throughout their 10-minute demonstration. A group of three young men came out to observe the demonstrators after becoming concerned with the riots and looting also taking place in some U.S. cities. At the Wednesday afternoon event, the two entities only made a few verbal exchanges that did not escalate on either side. (Mackenzie Reiss/Daily Inter Lake)

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Demonstrators take a knee of silence
June 10, 2020 1 a.m.

Demonstrators take a knee of silence

On Wednesday afternoon at the intersection of Holt Drive and Montana 35, a group of approximately 20 people took a silent knee for 10 minutes in honor of “those whose voices are not heard."