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Weekend brings variety of protests in Omaha

Jul 13, 2020

A banner advertising the Back the Blue rally at Memorial Park

A Back the Blue rally took place at Memorial Park on Saturday. The event featured songs and speeches by law enforcement supporters.  Meanwhile, dozens of people also showed up at the rally to support the Black Lives Matter movement and to call for defunding or abolishing the police. Dozens of demonstrators also gathered outside Omaha Central High School on Saturday to demand that the Omaha Public Schools cancel its contract with the Omaha Police Department, focus on prevention when it comes to school safety, invest in mental health resources for students and emphasize black history in the curriculum.  That rally was organized by the group What Youth Can Do.