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Protests escalate to the city of Harrisburg being placed on lock down

Emergency dispatch says that everyone should stay out of the city.
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Black lives matter protest happening in Harrisburg following the death of George Floyd

Posted by Chelsea Koerbler on Saturday, May 30, 2020

DAUPHIN COUNTY, Pa. — Crowds escalated to violence during a black lives matter protest for the death of George Floyd at Harrisburg State Capitol Saturday afternoon.

As a result, Harrisburg has been placed on lockdown.

Emergency dispatch says that everyone should stay out of the city. 

Peaceful and violent protests have erupted around cities in the country after a former Minneapolis police officer was seen in a video with his knee on Floyd's neck. Derek Chauvin, the police officer, has been charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter.  

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This is a developing story. FOX43 has a crew on the scene and we will provide updates as they become available.