ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Demonstrators took to the streets for another night of protesting, following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Hundreds of people gathered at the University of New Mexico Tuesday evening then made their way downtown to Albuquerque Police Department headquarters.
APD reports that two groups of protesters gathered for the peaceful protest. About 150 people gathered at UNM while a separate group gathered in the downtown area.
The protest remained peaceful with speakers gathering on the steps of the police department to call for police reform and justice for those killed at the hands of law enforcement. APD states that there were no arrests but there was one report of graffiti at a city building downtown.
“Our City came together once again in a peaceful protest,” said Chief Mike Geier in a press release. “We want to make sure that our community is able to peacefully lift their voices to reject violence and that is what we saw last night.”
“Actually this night is actually very impressive. I had a different ideology about Albuquerque and how everybody was in a bubble and now that I see people out protesting standing with the fight, it makes me have a different idea,” said protester Jermaine Bell.
Police say the group of 200 that marched from downtown up Central to UNM where they gathered until around 10 p.m. On Wednesday, the City of Albuquerque will be holding a special meeting to discuss the protests that have been taking place in the community and across the nation.
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