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SLO County Jail inmate spent 46 hours in restraint chair — so are these protesters

Update: 6 p.m. Saturday:

For more updates on this developing story and the latest from the protest in SLO, go here: Protesters call on SLO County sheriff to step down following release of jail death video



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Update: 2:30 p.m. Saturday:

Protesters gathered in downtown San Luis Obispo on Saturday to demand that county Sheriff Ian Parkinson step down following the release of video showing the last hours of County Jail inmate Andrew Holland's life.

Here are videos from Saturday's protest:

Original story:

Several San Luis Obispo County advocacy groups are calling for a protest to demand justice following a video released by The Tribune on Friday that showed chilling footage of hours before the death of a County Jail inmate last year.

For 46 hours beginning 1 p.m. Saturday, activists will take turns sitting in a makeshift restraint chair; one for each hour that inmate Andrew Holland spent strapped nonstop into the device until shortly before his death Jan. 22, 2017.

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The protest, advertised on Facebook, calls for participants to bring signs demanding Sheriff Ian Parkinson's resignation or even to bring their own chairs to participate in a "chair in."

The protest, in front of the San Luis Obispo County Superior Court, will continue until 11 a.m. Monday. The event is sponsored by a variety of local groups.

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