Protesters gather in Lubbock for second straight night

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LUBBOCK, Texas — For the second straight night, people gathered in Lubbock’s Tim Cole Memorial Park on Sunday to protest the death of George Floyd.

A Minneapolis police officer, Derek Chauvin, was arrested for murder on Friday related to Floyd’s death on May 25. A viral video showed Chauvin’s knee on Floyd’s neck while Floyd was handcuffed.  

In Lubbock, Protesters came with signs and water, and as of 7:30 p.m., the event remained peaceful.

Saturday night, a video captured a man bringing a rifle to the protest. He was tackled by civilians and a police officer and was arrested on a charge of disorderly conduct.

Related story: LPD investigating altercation that caused two arrests at protest

We will update this story if anything eventful happens at the protest.

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