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Peaceful protests across Green Country

Posted at 7:19 AM, Jun 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-06 05:44:24-04

Several peaceful protests happened across Green Country.

On the night of June 4, a group stood outside the Tulsa Police Department's Gilcrease division to protest the death of George Floyd.

Dozens showed up starting at TPD's Riverside Division then moving outside the Gilcrease division.

Tulsa police officers showing their support by giving water to protesters and sharing personal stories.

One police officer we spoke to said there are at least seven more demonstrations planned over the next ten days and they want to make sure all protesters are safe.

We do reach out to everybody. We cherish the first amendment here in Tulsa and we want to protect it. Whoever is willing to work with us we will help get them setup ensure their safety and even protect them from counter protesters or any dangers they might encounter.
Major Matt McCord | Tulsa Police Department

Major McCord said protesters were very polite and friendly and even spent time cleaning up their trash.

Also on June 4, Wagoner held a Black Lives Matter march at the courthouse.

At least 50 people, including Wagoner police officers and deputies participated.

There was also a lineup of community speakers which included Wagoner Mayor Albert Jones.

On June 3, people took to the streets to peacefully protest in Stillwater, McAlester and downtown Tulsa.

Protesters gathered in front of the Stillwater Police Department.

Leaders from the Oklahoma City Chapter of Black Lives Matter spoke.

Stillwater police saying in a statement they stand with the organizers of the demonstration.

Demonstrators marched through McAlester holding signs and chanting "We can't breathe".

A local pastor says he organized the event in solidarity with other peaceful protests across the country.

Meanwhile protests in downtown Tulsa stayed peaceful.

Wednesday night a group of protesters gathered to pray and listen to speakers near 6th and Elwood.

One volunteer providing medical support for protesters says they believe in peaceful protests.

The group behind me believes in peace, believes in non-confrontational dialogue and I'm behind that 100%.
Dave Adams | Volunteer

The group could be heard chanting ''No justice -- No peace".

(Photos in article and video from McAlester protest courtesy Derrick James)

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