Peaceful protest held at the State Capital

A peaceful protest in Pierre Monday night.

About 60 people gathered at the state capital building to protest the killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis Police officer.

Many in the crowd held signs in support of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women. Protesters sat mostly quiet on the retaining wall along the sidewalk of Capitol Avenue.

Some passers-by in vehicles shouted out against the protest with no reaction from those assembled.

Around 6:00 pm, the protesters began a march west on Capitol Avenue. Law enforcement was heavy across the city.

As of 5:00 am South Dakota National Guard soldiers could still be seen pacing around both the Governor’s Mansion and State Capitol Complex.