George Floyd protesters demonstrate outside McAllen City Hall

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MCALLEN, Texas – On Friday, more protests were held around the Rio Grande Valley.

Around 200 people gathered outside of McAllen City Hall to protest the death of George Floyd.

Many of the protesters saying the national issue needs to be talked about even here locally.

“I think it’s time we enlighten the people here in the valley, let them know that these things are going on around in the world,” said Sara Bella Ramirez from McAllen.

For others, the issue is personal.

“My step dad is black, my little sisters are black, my nephew is black, so this whole movement hits close to home”,” said Tristan Cutbertson.

Cutbertson says Friday’s protest isn’t just about George Floyd, but about many others as well.

“This isn’t about one mans death, anybody that thinks that doesn’t understand the movement, this is about 400 years of slavery of genocide and systematic racism,” said Cutbertson.

McAllen Police were not at the protest and the rally remained peaceful.

The protest ended around 4:30 pm.

A man was arrested after a video was posted of the 44-year-old with a chainsaw chasing protesters nearby.

No one was injured.

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