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Protesters, police and city leaders march in unity to MLK Bridge

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FORT WAYNE UNITY WALK CHIEF REED SMILING
POLICE HENRY UNITY MARCH

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA21) - Demonstrators, police and city leaders in Fort Wayne marched together to the Martin Luther King Jr. Bridge Thursday.

Law enforcement blocked off Clinton Street to allow everyone to walk northbound on the street toward the bridge.

Fort Wayne Police Chief Steve Reed, Allen County Sheriff David Gladieux, Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry, some Fort Wayne City Council members, leaders of Fort Wayne's efforts and other demonstrators all took part in the march together.

Once the crowd made it to the bridge, leaders from each group shared some words of encouragement with the crowd.

Demonstrators and police then marched back to the Allen County courthouse green where protesters will remain for the rest of the evening.

Protesters have gathered in Fort Wayne for seven days in a row following the death of Minneapolis man George Floyd who was killed in police custody.

Kayla Crandall

Kayla Crandall is an Emmy award-winning journalist. She serves as the Social Media and Digital Content Manager at WPTA. Follow her on Twitter @KaylerJayne.

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