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Demonstrations continue in Des Moines for seventh straight day

The killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolic police officer last month has ignited a spark for justice and change to the system in people around the country.

DES MOINES, Iowa — Language Warning: There is profanity used by a protester in the main video. Viewer discretion is advised. 

Protests and demonstrations continue in Des Moines after the 9 p.m. curfew was dismissed starting Thursday. 

The 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. curfew for Polk County lasted for three days following several violent nights of unrest in the capital city. 

Now following several nights of peace in local protests, the Polk County Board of Supervisors voted to lift the curfew in good faith that the protests will continue to stay peaceful. 

One demonstration planned for Thursday night started at East High School in Des Moines at 7 p.m. 

Photos and video provided by Eric Gooden. 

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