UPDATE: Peaceful protest concludes in Lynchburg

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UPDATE 8:20 p.m.: The peaceful protest has ended in Lynchburg. Demonstrators concluded the protest in order to adhere Lynchburg’s curfew.

Police officers joined protesters during their march, as well as worked to block traffic in the area so that protesters could safely walk down the streets.

Phrases like “Black Lives Matter,” “No justice, no peace,” and “I can’t breathe” echoed through the streets during the march.

The protest remained peaceful from beginning to end. Another non-violent demonstration is scheduled for Thursday.

UPDATE 7:18 p.m.: The peaceful protest in front of the Lynchburg Police Department’s headquarters is coming to a close.

Protesters are concluding the demonstration in order to adhere to Lynchburg’s curfew.

UPDATE 7:02 p.m.: Lynchburg Police Department announced they have closed Court Street to “protect the safety of the peaceful protesters.”

Drivers should expect delays in the area.

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WFXR) — Protesters have gathered outside of the Lynchburg Police Department Wednesday evening.

The group gathered with their signs and water bottles to protest racism and police brutality following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Some of the protesters prayed to the crowd.

Pastor Bryan Moss was one of those participating in the protest. He supports the movement and is impressed with the people who have continuously showed up to non-violently protest.

“Unfortunately, it appears that the movement is being hijacked by some unseemly activities and behaviors, but I want to let them know that I support the non-violent protests,” Moss said.

Police did address the crowd outside of the department, saying the Lynchburg Police Department is there for the protesters’ safety. They’re working to make sure cars stay clear of the protest.

WFXR News will continue to update this story as more information becomes available.

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