Live: Protest in downtown Iowa City on Saturday

An organized peaceful protest was held in Iowa City midday Saturday.

Below is a recap of live coverage from reporter Trish Mehaffey who was there.

The event began at 11 a.m. in the Ped Mall, where community members spoke, then at noon there was a face-down silent protest for eight minutes and 46 seconds. After that, marchers followed a planned route through the streets of downtown to end back to the Ped Mall.

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