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Missoulians gather in Caras Park for the Black Lives Matter movement

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Posted at 4:42 PM, Jun 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-15 08:47:42-04

MISSOULA — Nearly three weeks have passed since the brutal killing of a black Minnesota resident George Floyd.

His death launching the country into a series of protests, and forcing a conversation about police violence and racism in the US.

The Black Lives Matter movement in Missoula continues to gain momentum and draw attention to systemic racism against people of color.
The weather was no factor Sunday as the group organized a rally at Caras Park, bringing together hundreds of people, all required to wear masks and do their best to social distance.

Organizers said the event was an opportunity to set the community on the path towards justice. They say if you want to support the movement-their advice is to show up and learn.

During the rally, one message was emphasized by speakers and attendees alike, they say Montana is not free until Black Lives Matter.

Organizers deemed the event non-violent, however, there was a small police presence on standby.