OLEAN, NY — A group of about 150 people gathered in Lincoln Park Sunday to protest the death of George Floyd.
The protesters displayed signs and chanted "George Floyd," or "I Can't Breathe," or "Black Lives Matter," as cars drove past them on South Union and East State streets. Most drivers honked their horns. Some gave the black power salute. Two men in a truck decorated with an American flag and a Confederate flag played "Dixie" from a sound system.
The protest began at 6 p.m. with six people and one dog. By 7 p.m., in addition to the large increase in human protestors, were five dogs.
Prior to the rally, the City of Olean tweeted a warning that agitators were planning to disrupt the protest.
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