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Friday Night Protest

It started as a weekly demonstration outside the KCPD headquarters, reciting the names of people killed by Kansas City police. Now KC LEAP is taking another step in advocating for accountability and the victims of police violence. Plus: What will it take for the city to host the World Cup in 2026?

For more than two years, a Kansas City activist group has held weekly demonstrations to honor people killed by the Kansas City Police Department. Now, Friday Night Protest has taken another step in advocating for victims of police violence. As KCUR’s Bek Shackelford-Nwanganga reports, they’ve built a police accountability group unlike any other.

A group of Kansas Citians traveled to this year’s World Cup in Qatar, with preparations in mind for the 2026 tournament. Kansas City will be one of 16 North American host cities for that tournament. But, as Greg Echlin reports for KCUR, anticipation for the world’s biggest single-sporting event goes well beyond local organizers.

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