A march to protest the death of George Floyd is planned Tuesday, June 2, in Ottawa.
The march is scheduled to begin at about 3 p.m. at the La Salle County Governmental Complex, 707 E. Etna Road, then continue on Columbus Street, which is Route 23, south to Washington Square, then proceed to the Ottawa Police Station on Lafayette Street.
The same local organizers led a march escorted by Streator police on Monday, which occurred with organizers emphasizing a peaceful protest. The La Salle County Sheriff's Office also assisted them in traffic control.
Police Chief Brent Roalson said he has been in contact with organizers planning the local events. He emphasized the organizers want a peaceful demonstration in hopes of change.
"We are working with the organizers to provide them a safe environment to host their event," Roalson said.
The Ottawa Police Department has issued additional patrols.
"The Ottawa Police Department does not and will not condone criminal activity during these events," Roalson said. "We will however continue to support those who peacefully demonstrate and protest for change."
Other protests are set for 3 p.m. Saturday, June 6, and Monday, June 8, in Ottawa.
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