George Floyd protests in New Mexico
Hundreds of people protested May 28, and tear gas was deployed, but no one was injured. 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.
On June 5, around 200 protesters stood at the Clovis-Carver Public Library parking lot to protest the death of George Floyd.
On May 30, about 40 people protested peacefully at the intersection of Main Street and Picacho Avenue in the afternoon. 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.
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".
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