Protests take a day off

Protests take a day off

Fredrick Douglass Dixon, UW School of Culture, Gender and Social Justice assistant professor, addresses a crowd of protesters at the Albany County Courthouse Monday in Laramie. Tuesday was the first day since June 2 that Laramie did not see an organized protest against racism and police violence beginning around 5 p.m. at First Street Plaza. Protest organizers posted on Instagram, a social media platform, that a meeting on Tuesday with City of Laramie Manager Janine Jordan was “fruitful for the transparency” of the Laramie Police Department, but that the administration was “hesitant to consider defunding” the department. Organizers have indicated at protests that they are working on a list of demands to provide the city regarding law enforcement as a work session with the Laramie City Council on policing approaches at 6 p.m. June 23.

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