Protests continued over the death of Floyd, a handcuffed black man who pleaded for air as a white police officer kneeled on his neck.
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Philadelphia officials are not recommending any religious or social gatherings of up to 25 people as the city moves toward the first phase of easing stay-at-home restrictions.
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Kenney stressed that the incremental loosening of restrictions on business and social activities does not mean that Philadelphia has beat the coronavirus or that residents should give up on social distancing practices.
The Philadelphia demonstration is planned for noon Saturday at City Hall. Kenney said the city’s experience handling large demonstrations has prepared it for the protest.
The county is the most populous in the state without its own dedicated health department, and has been relying on Chester County's during the coronavirus pandemic.