Noem says violent protesters want to “shortcut public debate through fear”  (Audio)

June 3, 2020

Mike Tanner

PIERRE, S.D.–Protests over the death of George Floyd at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer last week have made their way to South Dakota.

There were violent protests in Sioux Falls Sunday night that included property damage, and rocks being thrown at police. There have been peaceful protests in Pierre and Aberdeen, and on Tuesday night,  a protest in Rapid City that local police say became, “unlawful” with five people being arrested.

Today, Governor Kristi Noem reiterated that violent protests in South Dakota will not be tolerated. She says they’re designed to shortcut public debate through fear and intimidation. Hear the governor’s full remarks by clicking the link below: