Protest planned on Saturday in Huber Heights

There will be a Black Lives Matter protest on Saturday in Huber Heights.

A video of a Minneapolis police officer kneeling on George Floyd’s neck for nearly nine minutes and killing him has triggered nationwide protests that have spread to Dayton and its surrounding communities in the past week.

The protest will start at 5 p.m. at the NorthPark Shopping Center, located at 8341 Old Troy Pike.

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Huber Heights Mayor Jeff Gore said the city and the Huber Heights Police Department are going to do “whatever it takes to protect the rights of people to assemble and protest peacefully,” the mayor said in a Facebook post.

Gore said the city and police department will also protect the rights of property owners.

“Our number one goal on Saturday is the safety and protection of everyone involved,” Gore said.

Gore went on to state that protesters will not be allowed on Interstate 70, on the overpass or be allowed to impede traffic on Ohio 202. The protest is not a city sponsored event, but Gore said the city welcomes anyone who wants to make their voice heard.

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