LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Hundreds gathered on the Las Vegas Strip on Saturday night to protest police brutality and treatment of African Americans.
The protest began in front of the Bellagio hotel-casino on the Las Vegas Strip.
#Breaking: Another protest is happening in front of the #Bellagio Fountains. “Is our duty to fight for our people” are currently chanting. At least 150 people are here, some carrying Black Lives Matter signs. #blm #GeorgeFloydprotest #tvreporter #lasvegas #nevada @KTNV #protest pic.twitter.com/93Af8QNK5k— Astrid Méndez (@astridmendeztv) June 14, 2020
The protesters then marched down the Las Vegas Boulevard towards the world-famous Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign.
Police were able to turn the protesters away from the Strip at Russell Road. They are currently attempting to head back to where they started. Motorists in the area can expect delays.
“Until there’s change, that’s how it’s going to be," says Chris Watson, protester. "I hope across the nation everyone continues to take the streets until we get justice, until we get equality, until the playing field is even for everybody."
There have been multiple protests in the Las Vegas valley since a man named George Floyd died during an encounter with police in Minneapolis.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.