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How protesting can spark change in the U.S.

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We continue our Hometown Conversations with Dr. Selika Ducksworth-Lawton to discuss the impact protesting can make on both the local and global level. News 18's Katie Phernetton asked her if the protests we have been seeing since the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis can compare to protests seen in the 1960s Civil Rights Movement. She also tells the history of some laws used to segregate Eau Claire from "non-whites" that included German immigrants.

Dr. Ducksworth-Lawton, a member of the Eau Claire Police and Fire Commission also touches on her views on our police department here and where we can go from here.

Katie Phernetton

Katie Phernetton is one of the Daybreak morning anchors.

She joined News 18 in August of 2018 after working as a reporter for five years in the Green Bay market. Born and raised in Green Bay, she prides herself in being a cheesehead through and through.

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