TROY — Thousands of people converged on Riverfront Park on Sunday, June 7 to protest the death of George Floyd at the hands of police and other racial inequalities.
The protesters marched through downtown before returning to the park, carrying signs and chanting and, at times, taking a knee in solidarity.
It was one of hundreds of Black Lives Matter rallies across the nation. It was the largest in the Capital District but while there were some tense moments in front of the Troy Police Department later in the evening, it ended peacefully. Last weekend in Albany, a large peaceful protest was held during the day, but it ended with some $1 million worth of damage and several stores were looted.
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