A group of protesters marched on Fort Dodge Sunday Night. A group of about 25 protesters organized around 9 Pm Sunday at the Downtown Square on Central Ave. As the group marched down on Central Ave. around downtown to the Webster County Law Enforcement Center it grew in number by 3-4 times as many people. Sgt. Tony Walter of the Webster County Sherriff’s Office (pictured) marched with protesters carrying a sign that said “Black Lives Matter”. Eli Smith one of the leaders of the protest talks about how it was formed.
Smith says that the group protesting in Fort Dodge had no intentions of violence, they just wanted to be heard as they spoke out against injustice.
The protest march lasted over 2 hours and remained peaceful. The protest dissipated shortly after 11 PM without incident. An on scene video report from Rob Jones is available on the Fort Dodge News-Alpha Media Facebook Page. We plan to have more coverage of Sunday Night’s protest march on our newscasts and online Monday morning.