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Protesters block highway in Hobart, Indiana

Demonstrators moved from Southlake Mall to U.S. 30 in Hobart, Indiana
Demonstrators moved from Southlake Mall to U.S. 30 in Hobart, Indiana Michael Puente / WBEZ

About 200 demonstrators gathered outside of Southlake Mall in Hobart, Indiana, on Sunday to protest the killing of George Floyd.Â

After 90 minutes, the protesters moved to block traffic on U.S. 30.

A police tactical unit stood by outside the JCPenney store in full riot gear. The demonstration was peaceful although tense at times.Â

Hobart Mayor Brian Snedecor spoke with many of the demonstrators to find common ground.

Sheriff of Lake County Indiana Oscar Martinez said one of his officers has been injured. He said the demonstrators have been able to exercise their first amendment rights but they’re going to try to disperse the crowd soon because he feels many of them have ill intentions. The demonstrators are blocking traffic on US 30, a half mile east of Interstate 65 in Hobart Indiana.