CORAL SPRINGS, FL – After social media provocateurs threatened to bring masses to Coral Springs and create havoc in the streets, the Coral Springs police chief responded Monday that his department is prepared to keep the city safe in the wake of protests sweeping the nation following the death of George Floyd.

In addition, Chief Clyde Parry said in a statement he supports the rights of protesters to march peacefully.

Here is his full statement on social media:

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“We appreciate the continued support of the Coral Springs community. The First Amendment grants the right to protest and is the foundation of American democracy.

As public servants, we are equally committed to ensuring the safety and wellbeing of our residents and businesses.

We are aware of social media threats regarding looting and violence in our community and are making preparations to protect and support peaceful protesters and the general public from violence.”

Parry also put out a longer statement on Saturday about his thoughts in regard to how Floyd was killed.

 

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