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‘No justice, no peace!’: Thousands demonstrate in Southcentral Alaska against racism and police killings

Protests in support of the Black Lives Matter movement drew thousands of residents from around Southcentral Alaska who marched peacefully over the weekend. One of the most-watched – and well-attended – was a protest in Palmer that raised concerns about violence but ended mostly peacefully on Saturday. The march, advertised as the Palmer Vigil for…

From Kotzebue to Ketchikan, Alaskans protest the killing of George Floyd, calling for justice

While Alaska’s rallies and protests have remained peaceful some Alaskans have reported instances of intimidation, backlash, or resistance. More demonstrations are planned for this weekend.