‘Justice for George’ protest brings thousands to Capitol Square

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MADISON, Wis. — Protesters gathered on the Capitol square Saturday to protest the killing of George Floyd, a black Minnesota man who died after a police officer knelt on his neck earlier this week.

The “Justice for George” rally started at 12 p.m. where protesters held signs and chanted “No Justice No Peace” between Carroll and Mifflin.

According to the protest Facebook page, more than 1,000 people said they would attend, however over 2,000 were present throughout the protest.

The former Minneapolis police officer who was seen in a video with his knee on Floyd’s neck was charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter Friday.