Black Lives Matter protests in Dayton Saturday

Donald Domineck of the New Black Panther Party speaks at a protest in front of the Dayton Federal Building on West Second Street Saturday morning to protest the recent and ongoing killings of Black men by police. Seated next to him is Bishop Richard Cox of Parenthood Ministries and Chad White Sr. of The Word Church is on the far right. About 25 people attended the protest, which was organized by the Better Dayton Coalition. Eileen McClory / Staff
Donald Domineck of the New Black Panther Party speaks at a protest in front of the Dayton Federal Building on West Second Street Saturday morning to protest the recent and ongoing killings of Black men by police. Seated next to him is Bishop Richard Cox of Parenthood Ministries and Chad White Sr. of The Word Church is on the far right. About 25 people attended the protest, which was organized by the Better Dayton Coalition. Eileen McClory / Staff

About 25 protestors gathered in front of the Dayton Federal Building on Saturday morning to protest the killings of Black men and police brutality against Black people.

The Better Dayton Coalition, made up of two local churches and the local New Black Panthers, organized the protest.

“I think in spite of the fact that people are weary of protest and marching, dealing with this issue, I think it’s important that we not roll, that we maintain our posture in light of what’s going on,” said Donald Domineck of the New Black Panther Party.

He added, “Some people are not getting the message, or still not resonating.”

Shenise Turner-Sloss, a candidate for Dayton City Commission, speaks at a protest on Saturday in front of the Dayton Federal Building.  Eileen McClory / Staff
Shenise Turner-Sloss, a candidate for Dayton City Commission, speaks at a protest on Saturday in front of the Dayton Federal Building. Eileen McClory / Staff

Bishop Richard Cox of Parenthood Ministries and Chad White Sr., of The Word Church in Dayton also spoke.

White called on law enforcement in Dayton to do better.

“We are sick and tired of being sick and tired,” he said.

Cox said he wanted to come back and have a protest next week if the jury who is currently trying the case of Derek Chauvin, cq a former Minneapolis police officer involved in the death of George Floyd last May, did not come back with a guilty plea. Chauvin is accused of murdering Floyd.

Cox said he was tired of the number of police killings.

“We can’t go to church without being shot,” Cox said.

Shenise Turner-Sloss, a candidate for Dayton City Commission, was at the protest and called on those gathered to vote.

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