CONCORD – About 2,000 people marched from Memorial Field to the State House Saturday in a peaceful Black Lives Matter protest organized by Concord High students to honor George Floyd who died at the hands of Minneapolis police.
Chanting “Black Lives Matter” and “These racist cops have got to go,” the crowd stopped briefly in front of the Concord police department on their way to the State House. Another march was set for Saturday night in Nashua; they have been held during the past week all over the state.
On Twitter, state Rep. Sherry Frost, D-Dover, tweeted a photo of a New Hampshire State Trooper fist bumping a member of a small armed counter-protest group Saturday. She credited the photo to Jody Anthony.
“A NH state trooper fist-bumps an armed Trump-supporting anti-protestor behind the back of a black Concord City Officer at the Concord Black Lives Matter march,” Frost tweeted.
“Any questions” Frost wrote. “Dear @NH State Police, Can you address this publicly, please? Does the NHSP not offer sufficient training for your officers to understand the implications of this gesture in this setting.”
Emails asking about the trooper’s action to Gov. Chris Sununu and Safety Commissioner Robert Quinn were not immediately responded to Saturday night. Frost could not immediately be reached.