Protests continue over the weekend in Knoxville following the death of Anthony Thompson Jr.


KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — Protests continue in Knoxville this weekend following the death of Anthony Thompson Jr. during an officer-involved shooting at Austin-East Magnet High School on Monday, April 12.

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Dozens of protesters rallied at Hardy Park on Saturday to march through the streets of Knoxville.

Anthony Thompson Jr.’s family spoke ahead of Saturday’s march, encouraging people to protest peacefully in the city.

Saturday’s protests come just two days after hundreds marched and drove through Knoxville.

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