Protesters in Holyoke march to stop police brutality

Hampden County

HOLYOKE, Mass. (WWLP) – Demonstrators gathered in Holyoke Tuesday for a peaceful protest outside of City Hall.

The protestors marched down Heritage Street and on to the Holyoke Police Department. Signs read “Black Lives Matter” and “Silence is Violence.”

Those in the crowd want Holyoke Police to know they do not want what happened in Minneapolis to happen here. Local leaders joined in with the march, including Holyoke police chief and Mayor Alex Morse.

“I think it’s important to join with residents and community members throughout Holyoke and the area in calling for justice for George Floyd,” said Manny Febo, Holyoke police chief.

Mayor Morse added, “Black people cannot continue to be killed just by nature of being black in this country. George Floyd is just the recent example but it’s happening day after day to black Americans and it is unacceptable.

Holyoke’s protest was peaceful on Tuesday, from start to finish.

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