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Peaceful protest in downtown Rehoboth Beach

Shannon McNaught * Delaware
shannon.marvel@doverpost.com
Milford Beacon

Despite organizers canceling, about 60 people showed up to protest the death of Minnesota's George Floyd in Rehoboth Beach on Monday.

They began circling the bandstand around 7 p.m., then walked west on Rehoboth Avenue, stopping in front of city hall and the police department. As of 8:45 p.m., they were still there chanting.

As of 10:30 p.m., Delaware State Police said they had had no incidents with the protestors.

Social media spread word of protests on both The Circle in Georgetown and at the Rehoboth Beach bandstand Monday, as well as looting at the outlets. Many businesses in the Rehoboth area closed early, including Tanger Outlets.

Delaware State Police prepared for the worst and large numbers of them were posted along Route 1, especially at outlet entrances. Some of them rode horses.