Burlington protests continue as dozens ‘occupy’ Church Street ahead of council meeting

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Dozens of protesters filled the space outside Burlington’s City Hall ahead of Monday night’s city council meeting in what they’re calling ‘Occupy Church Street.’

Inside, Mayor Miro Weinberger addressed the ongoing Black Lives Matters protests in the Queen City. Protesters have taken to the streets and camped out in Burlington’s Battery Park for nearly 3 weeks now.

They say they want three Burlington police officers who have a history of use-of-force allegations fired from the department.

“We’re really in support of doing what it takes to make sure the city streets are safe for everyone,” said Maggie Graham. “The marches have been really positive energy, a lot of different types of people taking part in support of black lives and just generally racial and social justice.”

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