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Saturday night protests remain peaceful in Omaha

Posted at 11:26 AM, Jun 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-07 12:35:28-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) – Peaceful protests were held in Omaha on Saturday night, hours after Mayor Jean Stothert rescinded a citywide curfew.

Protesters not only held signs but they also made a wreath with James Scurlock’s nickname "Juju" on it and placed it in front of The Hive. That's the bar where the 22-year-old was killed last weekend.

"I feel like it’s important because that’s where it happened so that's where his name needs to ring the most,” said organizer Sentrell. “[It’s] very important for us and his family to know that we still care and we thank him for being here to save all those people."

Protesters also took to 72nd and Dodge as well as Memorial Park. The crowds were not as large as last week but many still came out to show their support.

One protester 3 News Now talked to says it's important to be an ally.

"I'm here to support my really dear friends and family out here,” said Ashley Nel. “I know a lot of people that have been affected by the events going on especially with police brutality.”

Many of the people downtown and near 72nd were in good spirits, playing music and overall spreading positivity.