A number of protests will be taking place across the Ozarks this weekend.
Saturday June 27:
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.
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
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:
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.
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.