Group marches along Far Hills Ave. in Oakwood; protest Wednesday in Kettering

A group of protesters were in front of Mid USA Credit Union Tuesday night, June 2, 2020, at the corner of Far Hills Avenue and Dorothy Lane in Kettering. The group marched down Far Hills Avenue in Oakwood to the intersection. JEN BALDUF / STAFF

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A group of protesters were in front of Mid USA Credit Union Tuesday night, June 2, 2020, at the corner of Far Hills Avenue and Dorothy Lane in Kettering. The group marched down Far Hills Avenue in Oakwood to the intersection. JEN BALDUF / STAFF

A group of about 30 people, many holding signs, marched along Far Hills Avenue Tuesday night from Oakwood to the Dorothy Lane intersection in Kettering.

At the intersection, they were standing at various corners in protest of the killing of George Floyd, an unarmed black man after a police officer knelt on his neck in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Chants included “I can’t breathe” and “silence is violence” and “no justice, no peace.”

Kettering police said around 7:40 p.m. the group was standing at the corner closest to Arrow Wine & Spirits, and that there have been no problems in Kettering or Oakwood.

The group told police it planned to return to the 2400 block of Far Hills Avenue in Oakwood before dispersing.

A unity march is planned for 4 p.m. Wednesday in Kettering. It will step off from the area of the Fraze pavilion at Lincoln Park and head up Shroyer Road toward the Town & County Shopping Center and then return, according to a flyer.

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Businesses at Town & Country have told our reporters they will close at 4 p.m.

A 9-minute moment of silence is planned before the march, to mark the nearly nine minutes a police officer knelt on Floyd’s neck before his death.

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