The number eight story of 2020 was a story that could have made a top 10 list in many communities across the country.

Protesters began in Marshall County following the death of George Floyd – the Minnesota man who died while being apprehended by police.

Marshall County Sheriff Phil Sims told the Tribune the crowd was estimated at 300.

To mimic the manner of his death, the crowd laid prostrate in the grass for eight minutes and 46 seconds, their hands behind their backs, while one of the protest organizers, Unique Dunston, read aloud Floyd’s final words.

Later the group began protesting the Confederate monument and Confederate battle flag outside the Marshall County Courthouse in Albertville.

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