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Kansas City activists camp at City Hall in police protest


October 7, 2020

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Activists who were outraged when a white Kansas City police officer knelt on the back of a Black pregnant woman during an arrest last week have set up camp outside City Hall and say they plan to stay until the officer and police chief are fired.

They also want the city to redirect 50% of the police department's budget to social services aimed at the city's Black community.

The unusual protest entered its fifth day Tuesday, with about 20 tents on the lawn and a well-organized "people's city" that includes food, sanitation products, an arts area, a library of racial...

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