George Floyd: Protesters gather for demonstration in Springboro

Protesters gather for demonstration in Springboro

Several community members gathered in a organized protest Tuesday afternoon in Springboro, a demonstration stemming from the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody last week.

Springboro police confirmed they were notified of the planned demonstration, which started around 3 p.m. at the city’s North Park, located north and east of state routes 741 and 73.

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The protest was organized by two high school juniors who said they wanted to give people a safe place to voice their thoughts.

Springboro police were on scene and interacted with the protesters, before the demonstration ended peacefully.

Tuesday’s protest came after other demonstrations Monday in Dayton-area suburbs including Beavercreek and Centerville. Both protests Monday were mostly peaceful, and even saw moments of solidarity between protesters and police.

We’ll continue to update this story as new details become available.