Speaking Out

Tuesday, June 2, 2020
Gathering under the buzz bomb on the courthouse square, community members participate in a peaceful protest late Saturday morning. The small demonstration was in response to the death of George Floyd, an African-American man who died last week in Minneapolis, Minn. while in police custody.

The outrage has centered on the actions of Officer Derek Chauvin, who was recorded kneeling on Floyd’s neck. Chauvin and other officers involved were recently fired. Violent confrontations have occurred in Minneapolis and other major U.S. cities since the incident.
Later in the day, youths also hold another small protest on the square outside in front of Old National Bank. However, an altercation broke out between them and an older group crossing the street. One of the protestors claims she was attacked first and pinned to the ground. A Greencastle police officer responded to the incident, but no one was arrested. However, a police report has been filed.
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  • Let’s remember not all police officers are bad. Keep protests orderly.

    -- Posted by pjr1974 on Sat, May 30, 2020, at 9:04 PM
  • Ah, the virtue signalers are out

    -- Posted by direstraits on Sun, May 31, 2020, at 7:57 AM
  • Do you not have to have a permit to use county property to protest? If so, how do you get one on a saturday?

    -- Posted by Keepyaguessin on Sun, May 31, 2020, at 8:50 AM
  • Thank you for speaking out!

    -- Posted by bglaze on Sun, May 31, 2020, at 6:04 PM
  • Very good question keepyaguessin. I heard there was some trouble, if so not mentioned here.

    -- Posted by elizabethhuff765 on Mon, Jun 1, 2020, at 2:08 PM
  • Some of these comments sound hateful and dismissive, the reason why people get more angry every time something like this happens.

    -- Posted by Raker on Mon, Jun 1, 2020, at 2:59 PM
  • I am glad they tried to be peaceful

    -- Posted by small town fan on Mon, Jun 1, 2020, at 3:40 PM
  • Small town fan:

    How would it be hard to be peaceful just standing there and holding a sign?! Are a few members of them LWV?!

    -- Posted by Hmmmmm on Mon, Jun 1, 2020, at 10:05 PM
  • Hmmmmm, what's your point you don't make any sense?

    -- Posted by Raker on Mon, Jun 1, 2020, at 11:56 PM
  • What a ridiculous place to post protest signs concerning hate and lives that matter. Every time I see the buzz bomb, I shake my head in disbelief that this community has glorified a NAZI weapon that killed almost 23,000 and was assembled by slave labor in caves deep underground, slaves whose lives were often terminated at the end of their usefulness to Hitler's henchmen. Isn't there anything more American and patriotic to place on this prominent corner than this pathetic tribute to the Nazis? How about a monument to the local boys that fought to rid this world of the monsters that could create such a thing. I just don't understand Greencastle's fondness for such a wicked contraption. I also don't understand how the protesters could associate their cause with such a ghoulish contraption. Seems contradictory.

    -- Posted by Prince of Stardust Hills on Tue, Jun 2, 2020, at 1:00 AM
  • -- Posted by rdw5466 on Tue, Jun 2, 2020, at 10:33 PM
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    RDW - Thanks for posting that! That was very interesting and enlightening.

    -- Posted by dreadpirateroberts on Tue, Jun 2, 2020, at 11:40 PM
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