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Activists halt street protests in South Carolina as some demonstrators become infected

By Brittany Shammas, Chelsea Janes, Lateshia Beachum, Lenny Bernstein

Washington Post

South Carolina racial justice activists said they would postpone future demonstrations or move them online after at least 13 people who took part in previous protests tested positive for the coronavirus.

As the number of cases across the country continued to climb ominously Monday, organizers of “I Can’t Breathe” protests in South Carolina urged participants to get tested for the virus.

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