Peaceful protests continue in downtown Terre Haute

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TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV)– More than 100 community members gathered at the Vigo Co. Courthouse for another day of peaceful protests.

Protesters marched from the courthouse to the Terre Haute Police Department.

One protester said the racial tension in the United States of America isn’t just one person’s problem.

“Black lives matter and all lives can’t matter until Black lives matter,” said Jill Banta.

Protest organizers invited local officials including Terre Haute Police Department, Vigo Co. Sheriff’s office, Indiana State Police and the Vigo Co. Prosecutor’s office.

Patrick Robinson, another participant at the rally, said everyone’s perspective is needed for change to happen.

“It means everything seeing everybody from every walk of life come out and support a movement that’s been 400 years in the making to be honest with you. I mean what we’re seeing here isn’t just about George Floyd, of course that’s one of the major catalyst. But what we’re seeing here is that for a very long time that many people have sat back and watched what’s happening,” Robinson said.

He said change can happen, it only takes one person.

“I feel like one person can’t change the world, but one person can definitely change and affect the community in a way that spreads out and becomes viral,” he said.

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