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Religious leaders hold peaceful protest, 'die-in' demonstration, Sunday in downtown Indianapolis

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Posted at 5:04 PM, May 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-01 01:16:32-04

INDIANAPOLIS — Religious leaders held a peaceful protest Sunday in downtown Indianapolis, calling for policing reform and racial justice.

Faith in Indiana and Faith in Action were joined by hundreds as they protested recent deadly incidents involving police, like the deaths of George Floyd and Dreasjon Reed.

You can watch video from the gathering below:

The group then marched near the City-County Building and held a "die-in" demonstration. Protesters laid on the ground for 8 minutes and 46 seconds while the names of those shot and killed by police were read out loud.

You can watch video of it below:

Protesters then called for Indianapolis to become the leader of police reform in the nation as they pointed towards the City-County Building.

"We are here in front of the City-County Building," one protester said. "The mayor's office is on the 25th floor. We've come with our list of demands for Indiana to lead the nation in police reform. We know that is possible and we are here to say let's get it done."

On Sunday morning, Faith in Indiana released its reform agenda. You can view it below:

The protest Sunday afternoon comes after peaceful protests turned into riots on Friday and Saturday nights.

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