Marching for a sixth day, Philadelphia protesters lay out demands

Kristen Johanson
June 04, 2020 - 8:57 pm
Protesters at the Art Museum steps

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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio)  Protesters weaved their way through city streets for a sixth day, now outlining their demands for the Philadelphia Police Department. 

Philadelphia police helped lead the march the entire way, blocking off streets ahead of marchers much more organized than earlier in the week as demonstrators marched through city streets to the Liberty Bell, Walnut Street and up Broad Street and then the Parkway, back to the Art Museum steps, calling for change.

This time marchers outlined their directives, with demands for body-worn cameras to stay on the entire time they are worn, for police officers to get psychological evaluations every six months, and that an outside agency investigates all violent acts at the hands of police.

Protesters lying down at the Art Museum steps in honor of George Floyd
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The rally wrapped up with thousands lying down for 8 minutes and 46 seconds, honoring George Floyd for the length of time the former Minneapolis police officer’s knee was on Floyd’s neck.

Demonstrators plan to rally and protest through the weekend.