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Fargo, Duluth, Bemidji: Twin Cities protests echo across the region


Protestors pay homage to George Floyd with nine minutes of silence Saturday at the civic center in Duluth, Minn. Over 1,000 people gathered at the Clayton Jackson McGhie Memorial in downtown Duluth and marched to the Duluth Civic Center to protest the death of George Floyd. Derek Montgomery for MPR News

While the nation's attention has been focused on the Twin Cities, other Minnesota and North Dakota cities saw protests and enacted curfews on Saturday.

In Duluth, demonstrators marched peacefully to city hall on Saturday afternoon demanding justice for George Floyd, who was killed in Minneapolis police custody. Some protesters later blocked traffic on Interstate 35 for a time. The city then instituted a 10 p.m. curfew.

Mayor Emily Larson said at a press conference that the protesters are mostly local and that the curfew was largely preemptive. She added that there would be a curfew tomorrow night as well.


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