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Protesters held peaceful demonstration at Tulsa Hills

Posted at 9:38 PM, Jun 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-03 02:06:56-04

TULSA, Okla. — Protesters gathered peacefully Tuesday night at the Tulsa Hills Shopping Center.

The protesters mostly chanted and they even formed a prayer circle.

This comes as demonstrations are being held across the nation to protest the death of George Floyd who died in Minneapolis police custody.

After the events of the past two nights in Tulsa, local businesses are taking precautions.

READ MORE: Gov. Stitt deploys National Guard to support police in Tulsa protests

The Target at Tulsa Hills boarded up its store earlier on Tuesday.

The nerves were also felt on Main Street in Jenks where the River Walk shut down early, and businesses like Sugar Booger boarded up its windows.

READ MORE: Police preparing for possible protests in Jenks

Stores that are starting to recover from the pandemic are facing new challenges as fears over violent protests continue.

Owners are hoping that protesters will leave them alone.

“We want change, too. We love. We are influenced. We get the frustration," said Brian Barlow, owner of Sugar Booger. "But you’re hurting the very businesses and the very people that are often times your support grid and your allies.”

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