Peaceful protest/march in New Castle

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New Castle Peaceful Protest- Black Lives Matter

Courtesy NCPD.

NEW CASTLE, Pa.-- People protesting the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis marched peacefully in New Castle on Sunday, coinciding with protests across the country. They were lead by New Castle's mayor, Chris Freye.

The New Castle City Police Department posted a shout-out on Facebook to the community members for their peaceful protest.

Protesters are rallying across the country to make their voices heard about Floyd's death and about generations of pain and anguish this country has felt from police brutality and institutional racism.

The NCPD also made a statement in the social media post supporting its officers.

"We truly believe that most officers are very good officers who want to serve all their community. We also recognize that there is and always will be some people who should not be police officers who tarnished the badge for all officers who wear it proudly."

Marchers also held peaceful protests in Mercer County over the weekend.

Saturday protests in Pittsburgh turned into riots and looting. 

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