DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Demonstrators have marched through downtown Des Moines to protest George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis after an earlier rally turned into a melee in which participants threw bricks at police cars.
Live video from KCAU 9 News’ sister station WHO-TV on Saturday showed dozens of people marching in Iowa’s capital chanting slogans such as, “I Can’t Breathe” and “No Justice, No Peace.”
The crowd then knelt on a bridge, briefly blocking traffic.
Floyd’s death in Minneapolis after being detained by police sparked looting there and protests across the United States.
On Friday, police in riot gear pushed up against a group of Des Moines protesters after people started throwing bricks.