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Over 200 turn out for silent protest

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO): More than 200 people turned out for a silent protest in Fort Wayne against recent violence that took the lives of two black men and five police officers.

Last week was a violent one, with the deaths of Alton Sterling in Louisiana and Philando Castile in Minnesota – both by police – followed up with five Dallas police officers shot and killed during a protest of those deaths. Sunday, more than 200 people lined up on Clinton Street to hold a protest against the violence, according to the Journal Gazette.

Some held signs condemning “white privilege,” others with shirts and signs supporting the “Black Lives Matter” movement.

The demonstration had support from several local groups and a number of passing cars, and it came and went peacefully.

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