Peaceful Protest in Yankton

The Memorial Day death of George Floyd while being taken into custody by Minneapolis Police officers has sparked numerous protests including last night in Yankton.

Yasmin Montgomery of Yankton helped to coordinate the protest and she felt it was important for Yankton to show their support.

Montgomery says she was totally for a very peaceful protest.

Yankton Police Chief John Harris attended and says he absolutely does not condone the actions of the Minneapolis Police officers in the death of George Floyd.

Harris says he supports peaceful protest, but not the rioting and destruction seen in many other cities over the past week.

Over 30 people participated in a peaceful protest Sunday evening in downtown Yankton.