George Floyd protests in New Mexico

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This is a list of George Floyd protests in New Mexico, United States.



Hundreds of people protested May 28, and tear gas was deployed, but no one was injured.[1] Part of the city was shut down. Several shots were fired from a vehicle, and a police vehicle was damaged. Four people were taken into custody.[2]

On June 15, during protests over the statue of Juan de Oñate, one protester was shot and seriously injured by a counter-protester.[3][4] The statue was removed the following day.[5][6]


About 80 protesters demonstrated peacefully at the Eddy County Courthouse in the early evening of May 30.[7]


On June 5, around 200 protesters stood at the Clovis-Carver Public Library parking lot to protest the death of George Floyd.[8]


On June 1, more than 400 people shouted "I can't breathe" at a protest organized by the San Juan College Young Democratic Socialists of America in front of the Animas Valley Mall.[9]


On June 3, some 150 protesters marched from the north side of town to downtown Gallup.[10]

Las Cruces[edit]

On May 30, about 40 people protested peacefully at the intersection of Main Street and Picacho Avenue in the afternoon.[11] On June 1 hundreds of protesters, including a number of NMSU basketball players, held signs that said "I can't breathe" and "get off my neck" in Las Cruces.[12]

Los Alamos[edit]

In Los Alamos, approximately 200 people attended a protest on May 31,[13] around 300 attended on June 4,[14] and around 200 on June 6.[15]

Rio Rancho[edit]

On June 6, about 100 people held a protest outside Rio Rancho's city hall to support Black Lives Matter.[16]


On June 1, a protest was held outside the Chaves County Courthouse in support of Black Lives Matter.[17]

Santa Fe[edit]

On May 29, about 250 protesters marched to the New Mexico State Capitol to rally against police brutality. Traffic was briefly blocked as the protesters passed through the Santa Fe Plaza.[18]

In October 12, as part of Indigenous Peoples' Day protests, a stone obelisk in the center of Santa Fe Plaza was toppled by protesters. The monument had long been opposed by activists, as it originally included a plague commemorating soldiers who died fighting "savage Indians".[19][20]


  1. ^ Laflin, Nancy (May 30, 2020). "Tear gas deployed to break up late night protests in response to George Floyd's death". KOAT.
  2. ^ "APD gives update on Albuquerque protests over death of Minneapolis man George Floyd". May 29, 2020.
  3. ^ "George Floyd protests: Man shot in clash over Albuquerque statue". BBC News. June 16, 2020. Retrieved October 18, 2020.
  4. ^ Slotkin, Jason (June 17, 2020). "Suspect In Shooting At Albuquerque Statue Demonstration Faces New Charges". Retrieved October 18, 2020.
  5. ^ KRQE Staff; Seymore, Jami (16 June 2020). "City of Albuquerque removes statue of Juan de Oñate in Old Town". KRQE News 13 Albuquerque - Santa Fe. Retrieved 7 July 2020.
  6. ^ Romero, Simon (15 June 2020). "Man Is Shot at Protest Over Statue of New Mexico's Conquistador". The New York Times. Retrieved 7 July 2020.
  7. ^ Hedden, Adrian. "Carlsbad sees 'peaceful' protest in wake of George Floyd death in Minneapolis". Carlsbad Current Argus. Retrieved June 2, 2020.
  8. ^ Stein, Peter (June 7, 2020). "Protesters: 'Too much racism'". Clovis News Journal. Retrieved June 14, 2020.
  9. ^ Weber, Liz (June 3, 2020). "Hundreds in Farmington and Durango protest for end to police violence". Durango Herald. Retrieved June 3, 2020.
  10. ^ "Gallup sees protest over murder of George Floyd". Navajo Times. 2020-06-05. Retrieved 2020-06-11.
  11. ^ "Dozens gather along Las Cruces' Main Street for peaceful protest of George Floyd death". May 30, 2020.
  12. ^ "NMSU players, coach among hundreds who peacefully protest George Floyd's death in Las Cruces". KVIA. 2020-06-02. Retrieved 2020-06-11.
  13. ^ O’Neill, Maire (May 31, 2020). "Large Crowd Turns Out For Peaceful Protest Sunday In Los Alamos". Los Alamos Reporter.
  14. ^ Clark, Carol A. "More Than 300 Peaceful Protesters Attend Rally At Pond". Los Alamos Daily Post.
  15. ^ Clark, Carol A. "Scenes From Black Lives Matter Peaceful Protest Today". Los Alamos Daily Post.
  16. ^ Byres, Amy (June 12, 2020). "Peaceful protesters call for unity, education to end racism". Rio Rancho Observer. Retrieved June 14, 2020.
  17. ^ Ross, Alex (June 1, 2020). "Demonstration held in downtown Roswell". Roswell Daily Record. Retrieved July 12, 2020.
  18. ^ Abundis, Megan (May 29, 2020). "Hundreds in Santa Fe engage in peaceful protest of George Floyd's death". KOB 4. Retrieved June 5, 2020.
  19. ^ Maxouris, Christina (October 13, 2020). "Activists have long said a Santa Fe monument celebrated the killings of Native Americans. Crowds toppled it this week". CNN. Retrieved October 18, 2020.
  20. ^ Attanasio, Cedar; Fonseca, Felicia (12 October 2020). "MON: Activists Topple Santa Fe Obelisk On Indigenous Peoples Day, + More". Associated Press. Retrieved October 18, 2020.