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Black Lives Matter supporters hold demonstration in Nevada

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Posted at 11:17 PM, Aug 08, 2020

MINDEN, Nev. (AP) — Some Black Lives Matter supporters continued to protest Saturday after others cut short their participation in a demonstration outside the office of a northern Nevada sheriff.

Those departing left amid jeers from people in a larger crowd of counter-protesters.

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Douglas County Sheriff Dan Coverley came under fire after he posted a letter on his office’s website telling the library not to bother calling 911 for help after the library considered supporting the movement.

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Coverley later backed off, saying his department would continue to respond to all 911 calls.

Coverley said Saturday that he only meant that people didn’t have to call his office if they didn’t trust law enforcement.