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"Expose the Gap" protest held in Superior

Updated: August 01, 2020 10:47 PM

A protest was held in Superior Saturday to promote police reform.

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Organizers of the protest said their goal was to bring about awareness for police accountability.

“Things could be different here and they could be better and we could have a better relationship as a community with the police if we can work together,” Alie, an organizer said.

Alie said she and others have put together a petition outlying the changes they would like to see from the Superior Police Department.

Some of these changes include placing a higher emphasis on de-escalation tactics and working with individuals who have mental illness. Currently, the petition has over 500 signatures.

In addition to those calling for police reform, there were a number of people who showed up to support police.

“We want the police to know that there's people out there that care about them, support what they are doing and have their back and we just wanted to get a group of people out here to do that,” Ethan Brown, organizer said.

Brown added that police are there for everyone, no matter who they are in times of crisis, which he is grateful for.

Both those calling for police reform and those supporting police said they felt support from community members in the form of honking and waiving from cars driving by.

The protest ended without incident.

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