Protesting, rioting and listening to find solutions to problems

The tragic death of George Floyd at the hands of a Minneapolis Police Officer has taught Nebraskans the difference between protestors and rioters and the importance of listening and offering solutions to problems.

A Friday night calm in the Capital City was broken by a large crowd of mostly protestors marching down 0 Street in Lincoln, blocking a major intersection or two and ultimately devolving into name-calling, rock-throwing, window-breaking and looting before police dispersed them early into a Saturday morning.

As they did through subsequent nights of demonstrations, mostly centered on Lincoln Mall, the four blocks between the Capitol and the County City Building, protestors carried professionally printed Black Lives Matter signs. The fringe, which one can assume included some rioters, carried handlettered signs with messages such as the incendiary “ACAB,” translated as all cops are bad.


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