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No Arrests Reported In Miami On Third Day Of Protests Against Police Brutality

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MATIAS J. OCNER
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Miami Herald
Rose McFarlen, right, cheers as activists march past her home in Overtown during a Justice for George Floyd protest on Monday, June 1, 2020.

On the third straight day of protests against police brutality in Miami, marchers gathered downtown Monday afternoon before making their way through Overtown, a historically black, low-income neighborhood. The crowd grew as protesters walked down Northwest Sixth Street, with young children emerging from their homes with fists in the air.

“Black lives matter!” they said, echoing the protesters.

Rose McFarlane, who has lived in Overtown for 35 years, said she is outraged by the death in police custody of George Floyd in Minneapolis, which set off mass civil unrest across the United States. Hearing Floyd scream “mama” on video as a police officer knelt on his neck had her in tears, she said.

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