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Demonstrators stage peaceful protest over George Floyd death

Protesters demonstrate in Hendersonville on Monday. Protesters demonstrate in Hendersonville on Monday.

While protests across the nation have rocked cities with tension and violence, demonstrators in Hendersonville staged a peaceful display to show their concern over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.


Twenty-five protesters congregated on four corners of the heavily traveled intersection of King Street and U.S. 64 West a few feet from the city police department parking lot holding signs that said "Black Lives Matter," "I Can't Breathe" and "RIP George. America failed you."

Gayle Kemp, an attorney and Democratic activist from Fletcher, said people on social media began asking about a Hendersonville protest and the idea got started.

Floyd's video-recorded death in police custody has set off protests and sometimes violence in cities across America. A large crowd gathered after dark in Asheville and other cities across North Carolina had imposed curfews in order to limit demonstrations into the night.