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Another Night of Peaceful Protest in Albuquerque

June 3, 2020

Two groups of protestors gathered yesterday evening near UNM and in downtown Albuquerque for a protest that remained peaceful. A group of approximately 150 people gathered at UNM and a separate group of about 200 gathered in the downtown area.

There were no related arrests, and one report of graffiti at a City/County building downtown. APD prepared for the protest as they do for all large gatherings and assisted with traffic control to keep the public safe.

“Our City came together once again in peaceful protest,” said Chief Mike Geier. “We want to make sure that our community is able to peacefully lift their voices to reject violence and that is what we saw last night.”

The group of 200 marched from Downtown up Central to UNM where they gathered until 10:00 p.m.

Mayor Keller stated, “As Albuquerque residents continue to protest and speak out against racial injustice, we urge everyone to carry this peaceful spirit forward. It is powerful and we are listening.”

Later today, the City of Albuquerque Human Rights Board is convening a special meeting to discuss the latest developments in the protests sweeping the nation and the local community.  

Mayor Keller and Chief Geier’s earlier statements on George Floyd are available here.