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WATCH: Protesters gather at City-County Building in downtown Indianapolis

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Posted at 12:23 PM, Jun 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-01 14:06:50-04

INDIANAPOLIS — Protesters gathered at the City-County Building in downtown Indianapolis Monday afternoon for a silent protest against police brutality.

People in attendance knelt silently for several minutes to protest recent shootings of black men by police across the country.

The protest remained peaceful as citizens demonstrated and talked with Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department Chief Randal Taylor to spread their message.

"I especially appreciate how peaceful you've done this," Taylor told the crowd after the protest. "Trust me, it speaks volumes, it really does, especially after the last couple nights that we've had. ... I understand what you guys are talking about. Your message is not lost on me."

The event was organized by Chris Shelton, of Indianapolis, who said he is hopeful the protests will force people to have tougher conversations.

“There’s decades worth of healing that needs to be done, and it has to be done," Shelton said. "And if I can do anything to help that to make sure that it is done, then I’m willing to do what it takes.”

You can watch the full video of the protest below.