Black Lives Matter protest in Fallon

Published: Jun. 8, 2020 at 4:18 PM PDT
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Two protests in Fallon, Nevada remained peaceful. One group of protesters, the Black Lives Matter movement, called for an end to racism and police brutality.

"I'm supporting black lives and we are all one people yes we are but one race in particular is being prosecuted," Gaven Betts, who lives in Fallon, said.

Another group of protesters, supporting gun rights and law enforcement also gathered along Main Street.

"We're here to support our law enforcement. They guide and protect us and if you have a 911 call they're right there," Dennis Buehn, who also lives in Fallon said.

At first the two groups remained on opposite sides of the street, but toward the end of the protest, gathered together on one side for conversation.

The groups talked and found peace and common ground.

"Two of the individuals that represent your party came across the street and instead of antagonizing them with my rifle, I told them to give me a hug if he was for peace. Now everybody's together. Look how simple that was," one protester said.

This protest showing that despite differences, people can still come together and create change.

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