Peaceful Protests, Vandalism In Ozarks

Branson Protest

by: Scott McCaulley

Several protests develop in Southwest Missouri over the weekend over the death of George Floyd in Minnesota last week.

A group of people gathered at the end of Main Street near the Railroad Tracks Saturday holding signs protesting the death of Floyd at the hands of a Police Officer holding him down by the neck until he quit breathing. The picture above is one that was submitted to Springfield Media by area resident Blayne Garretson.

There were also several protests in Springfield including people laying down at major intersections blocking traffic for a time.

Meanwhile, Ozarks First reports Nixa City Hall was vandalized during the overnight hours Saturday. A passerby called Christian County Dispatch in the morning saying city hall was spray-painted with obscenities. Police confirmed the vandalism was on the outside of city hall, facing Highway 14. City officials say no other damage was done and city employees are currently cleaning up the damage. The Nixa Police Department is investigating the incident.



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