Community Reaction to City Hall Protest

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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. – KREX 5 has been covering local protests and discussions stemming from the death of George Floyd while in police custody.

Wednesday we brought you the moment hundreds of Mesa County residents marched to City Hall and attended the Grand Junction City Council’s pre-meeting, to share their thoughts on race and prejudice in the community.

Citizens and activists took turns on the mic, sharing their stories and concerns with the GJ City Council. For hours, an open discussion was held between community leaders and concerned residents. People of color from the community packed the auditorium asking for a call-to-action.

Our Star Harvey and Shelby Bracho sat down on a zoom call with some of the leaders of this local movement to hear their thoughts on the meeting.

‘Everybody’s ears got touched, some people’s ears might have got touched more or less, but at the same time they heard what we said and it was a lot of information. A lot of stories behind that, a lot of emotion behind that, to where it would be hard for you not to take it into consideration, or take anything away from what we was talking about,” said community voice Anthony Hinkle.

KREX 5 will continue to follow the progress of the call-to-action.

A look at the extended zoom interview will be available late Friday evening.

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