Young people protest peacefully in Rhinebeck

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RHINEBECK, N.Y.(NEWS10)—Nearly two hundred local high school and college students descended on the Village of Rhinebeck Tuesday morning chanting for change and writing out the names who they say are victims of police violence on the village’s sidewalks.

The names of a few protestors say were brutalized by police.

Protestors were chanting ‘I can’t breathe’ and ‘black lives matter’. They also read off the names of people they say were killed by police.

Young protestors on the corner of Market and Rt. 9 in Rhinebeck, N.Y.

Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro was in attendance at the protest and said, “It’s impressive what the kids have done and it was a crime what happened to George Floyd.”

Protestors held the street corners in Rhinebeck for over two hours.

Molinaro says that they are working with organizers and protestors to make Tuesday nights rally in Poughkeepsie peaceful as well.

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