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By Margaret Austin
Wyoming Tribune Eagle Via Wyoming News Exchange 

Residents mark man's death

 

Michael Cummo, Wyoming Tribune Eagle

Ambreia Meadows-Fernandez, left, snaps her fingers in support while Jalissa Fletcher speaks during the candlelight vigil Friday outside of the state Capitol in downtown Cheyenne. The event, organized by Wyoming Equality, was to remember George Floyd and countless others who have lost their lives prematurely to police violence.

CHEYENNE – Cheyenne South student Isabel McClendon said when she saw the news that another black man had died at the hands of the police, she cried.

The story of George Floyd – who died last week after being restrained by four Minneapolis police officers because he matched the description of a suspect in a forgery case at a grocery store – made McClendon think of her own family and the fear she carries for them.

"It's horrible. If I was to bring a child into this world, I'd have to worry every day about what could happen to them," McClendon said. "I'd have to worry about them just wal...



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