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Protesters gather in Burlington, march to police department

By Becca Amen

June 8, 2020

Protestors called for accountability in cases of Vermont police officers abusing their power and using disproportionate force against Black people.

‘Injustice doesn’t have a schedule:’ Students join protests across the country

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Caption: Protestors flock to the streets in Boston in protest against police brutality and racial prejudice.

By Sophia McDermott-Hughes

June 8, 2020

“I put my body on the line every time I [protest]. I put my mental health on the line every time I do this . . . I'm willing to risk it all," said Angelina Gomes '23. “And if I'm willing to risk it all, it is to burn this whole thing down.”

Vermont State Police condemn police brutality in death of George Floyd

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Vermont State Police released a statement condemning the police conduct involved in George Floyd’s death.

By Nora Peachin

May 30, 2020

As VSP expressed condolences to those touched by the death of George Floyd, it reiterated its commitment to "fair and impartial policing" and is in the process of reviewing its own training protocols regarding the use of force.

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