Wilmington “Justice for George Floyd” Protesters Shut Down I-95 Saturday Afternoon

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Protests in Minneapolis over the death of George Floyd have spread across the country – including in Wilmington, where “Justice for George Floyd” protesters took to the streets and blocked I-95 in both directions through Wilmington Saturday afternoon.  Protesters blocked the highway for about an hour before it was reopened to traffic.  In a statement on their website, Wilmington City officials said that the majority of those who protested Saturday expressed their feelings peacefully with the utmost respect for George Floyd – as well as for themselves, their families and their City.

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The News Journal reports that as night fell some of the protests turned violent with looting, smashing windows and setting fires in Wilmington.