Multiple Protests in Ozarks This Weekend

A number of protests will be taking place across the Ozarks this weekend.

Saturday June 27:

Protest at Dixie Outfitters, Branson

The protest, called “Shut down Dixie racists non-violent protest” is expected to begin around 1 p.m.. A counter-protest is expected to take place. It is being organized by Springfield area activist Larry Flenoid II and Faith Pittser.

Juneteenth Freedom Walk & Associated Events

A “Freedom Walk” will be held from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. starting at city hall and ending at Washington Park, 1600 Summit Avenue, Springfield. There will be speakers at Washington Park from 2 until 4 p.m.. Activities and other festivities will be available until 8 p.m..

Voter registration will be taking place throughout the event.

It is organized by United Community Change Justice Movement, Washington Park, and Radical Activists in Demand

MeTooSpringfield Socially Distanced Motorcade:

Sexual assault survivor advocacy group Me Too Springfield is holding what they call a “socially distanced” protest. Cars will meet in the parking lot of the former K-Mart location at 3101 South Glenstone beginning at 12:30 p.m.. The motorcade will then travel along a designated route from 1 to 2 p.m..

Personal protection gear will be made available.

Sunday June 28:

Veterans Back the Blue Rally

A gathering to support law enforcement as part of a nationwide rally movement will be on Park Central Square, downtown Springfield, starting at 2 p.m..

Thee program to honor law enforcement starts at 3 p.m., followed by a march starting at 4 p.m. to police headquarters.

It is organized by Veterans in Defense of Liberty.

Police Accountability Sit-In

A protest of the Back the Blue rally and their supporters organized by Radical Activists in Demand and Southwest Missouri Cop Watchers starting at 12:30 p.m. at Park Central Square, downtown Springfield.

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