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Protests continue in Lexington for 11th straight night

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Posted at 9:14 PM, Jun 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-08 22:05:49-04

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — Protests against police brutality are continuing Lexington for the 11th straight night on Monday. The protests are in the wake of the recent deaths of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor.

The crowds are smaller than the weekend crowds as expected.

Once again, barricades are set up outside the police department and there are no signs of police officers.

At one point, protesters were blocking off traffic at Main Street and South Broadway.

Protesters visited Cheapside, an area where black slaves were sold hundreds of years ago. There, protesters paused and listened to a recording of "Lift Every Voice and Sing."