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Protest set for Franklin County on Saturday, June 6

The City of Winchester has received an application to protest from the city limits in Decherd to the Franklin County Square on Saturday, June 6, according to the Winchester Police Department. 

Winchester Police Chief Richard Lewis approved the protest application and has spoken with the petitioner. According to Winchester Police Department, the petitioner wants this to be a “peaceful protest about George Floyd and ongoing issues with police brutality.”

“The Winchester Police Department supports the protest and will do everything in our power to make it successful,” the department said in a statement. “Neither the petitioner, nor the Winchester Police Department want any violence or destruction. We will have measures in place in case any out of town actors, or anyone for that matter, wishes to do these protesters or this community harm. We hope that this community will come together on this issue for a step in the right direction for a positive outcome.”

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