DES MOINES, Iowa — Another night of protests in honor of George Floyd are happening throughout Des Moines Sunday night.
Tensions at Merle Hay Mall have been high all evening. Local 5 has been on scene all evening. Leaders like Iowa Rep. Ako Abdul-Samad and Rev. Rob Johnson have been speaking with protesters, making an attempt to quell any tensions.
Merle Hay Mall George Floyd protest, May 31, 2020
Meanwhile, in downtown Des Moines, police and SWAT formed a barricade at the Des Moines Police Department. Officers took a knee in solidarity with the protesters, who were completely peaceful, and the protest is dispersing.
Des Moines police kneel in solidarity with George Floyd Protesters, May 31, 2020
All photos: George Floyd Des Moines protest May 31, 2020
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