Sheldon protest flyer

SHELDON—Ricardo Rubio, who will be a Sheldon High School senior this fall, is one of five residents who have planned a peaceful protest in Sheldon on Saturday, June 13.

Participants are asked to meet in the parking lot of the Sheldon Community Services Center at 5 p.m. From there, they will march down Fourth Avenue and gather at Sheldon City Park will there will be speakers.

Sheldon city manager Sam Kooiker said he’s been in contact with the organizers, who are not affiliated without outside groups, but who were inspired to hold the event here in Sheldon after attending the March for Justice for George Floyd event in Spencer on June 4.

The purpose of the event is to protest police brutality against people of color, according to the organizers.

Kooiker noted this event is intended to be peaceful.

“Law enforcement will be on hand to make sure everyone has a safe experience,” Kooiker said.