City of Pierre, SD

06/01/2020 | News release | Distributed by Public on 06/01/2020 14:15

Protest Scheduled at State Capitol

NEWS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, June 1, 2020

CONTACT: Capt. Bryan Walz, Pierre Police Dept., 605.773.7413

Protest Scheduled at State Capitol

Local law enforcement in coordination with other agencies has been informed that a peaceful protest is planned for Monday, June 1 at the state Capitol in Pierre. The protest is in response to the death of George Floyd and is scheduled to begin at 5 p.m.

'We have been in contact with protest organizers, Hear our Voices, and have been assured that their goal is a peaceful protest,' said Capt. Bryan Walz, Pierre Police Dept. 'We are coordinating with other law enforcement agencies to monitor and respond to the event.'

'The City of Pierre absolutely supports the public's constitutional right to peacefully protest,' said Mayor Steve Harding. 'I do want to remind spectators and protesters of that right and to be respectful of property and each other.'