Third District Supervisor Chuck Washington issues statement on protests

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Riverside County Third District Supervisor Chuck Washington has issued a statement in his weekly COVID-19 newsletter update about protests happening around the nation in response to the death of George Floyd during an arrest in Minnesota last Monday. "Last week, America was shocked by a video that showed George Floyd – a father and beloved community member – dying at the hands of a police officer," Washington wrote. "The incident was deeply troubling and unacceptable for a member of law enforcement. It also sparked protests throughout the nation and the world – many of which have been peaceful, but some of which have involved instances of violence and looting. We have the right to assemble, and we have the right to protest: we do not have the right to loot and commit acts of viole
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