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Protesters At City Hall Determined To Stay Until Their Demands Are Met

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Carlos Moreno
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KCUR 89.3
Ryan Sorrell of Black Rainbow clarifies a point during a press conference Monday at the People's City encampment at Kansas City Hall.

Black Rainbow is one of the Kansas City, Missouri groups organizing the current protest, after a video of Kansas City police arresting a pregnant woman circulated online.

Among their demands, co-founder Ryan Sorrell says, is firing Chief Rick Smith and decreasing the police budget by 50% to support other services needed in the community.

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