On Friday, June 5th  about 200 marchers and protesters gathered in a peaceful demonstration in opposition to police brutality and equal rights.

The Ellsworth Police Department worked with the organizer of the event in order to ensure a safe and welcoming location was provided for the concerned citizens to have their collective voices heard. The group gathered at City Hall Plaza and walked down to the Bridge before walking back up Main Street for more chanting in City Hall Plaza. The  protest largely ended after the collective group knelt and were silent for 8 minutes and 46 seconds, the length of time Minneapolis Police Officer Chauvin knelt on the neck of George Floyd, killing him on May 25, 2020.

The protest remained peaceful and after nearly 2 hours the group dispersed without incident from the city hall parking lot.

In a press release thOn Friday, June 5th  about 200 marchers and protesters gathered in a peaceful demonstration in opposition to police brutality and equal rights.  e  Ellsworth Police Department expressed their thanks to the organizer and participants for their calm restraint and the peaceful manner in which they conducted themselves.

There had been concerns of violence and outside demonstrators, but there was none evident.