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Rockford Police District 1 vandalized during George Floyd protests

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ROCKFORD (WREX) — District 1 of the Rockford Police Department has been vandalized during a protest for George Floyd.

According to the 13 WREX crew on scene, signs have been damaged, rocks and water bottles have been thrown and windows to the District 1 building, located on W. State St., have been broken.

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Shortly after protests turned violent, Rockford Police took Twitter themselves—asking people to "head home peacefully."

The police department acknowledged residents have a right to protest, saying:

We respect everyone’s rights to peaceful protests and free speech. We also ask all that organizers and participants observe all laws and ordinances put in place for such protests.

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At least 1,000 people have gathered so far in Rockford on Saturday to hold a rally in response to the death of George Floyd, a black man who was killed while in police custody in Minneapolis.

No arrests have been made at this time.

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Andrew Carrigan

Andy Carrigan is the Social Media & Digital Content Manager at WREX. He joined the 13 WREX team as a photographer in 2016 after graduating from Northern Illinois University.

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