Some OKC Stores Vandalized During Overnight Protests


Sunday, May 31st 2020, 7:21 am
By: Brian Mueller, Caleb Califano


OKLAHOMA CITY -

Hundreds of protesters gathered in downtown Oklahoma City overnight demanding change from law enforcement.

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The peaceful protests began in response to the death of George Floyd. Demonstrators began near Northwest 23rd and Classen just after 7 and kept going well into Sunday morning.

"This is bigger, this is just a little bit of what's going on in Oklahoma. This is around the world and if we organize the way we're supposed to, then we will be alright," said one protester.

Oklahoma City Police say at least 13 people were arrested for charges ranging from vandalism to assaulting officers but no one was seriously injured.

At the future site of the Saucy Sicilian windows and doors were broken out along with the neighboring stores. Fortunately for the owner, Saucy Sicilian is still under construction so there wasn't anything to loot inside. The owner showed the damage done on Instagram Sunday morning.

Protesters will return to the streets in Oklahoma City for the We Demand Justice rally on Sunday. This is being hosted by the Black Lives Matter OKC organization and unlike Saturday's gathering organizers say this is not just for George Floyd but for other victims of racism and oppression. The rally will begin at 2:30 on the corner of Northeast 36th and Kelley Avenue.