South Florida’s Second Week of Protests “Peaceful and Organized”

first_imgOver the weekend, thousands of people took to the streets of South Florida and marched across part of the city following a week of demonstrations calling for justice in the death of George Floyd. In a video message, Ford Lauderdale Police Chief Rick Maglione thanked the peaceful demonstrators saying: “They came with a message. Their message was heard and it was not overshadowed nor overtaken by folks with the intent of diluting that message.” #BlackLivesMattters if there is anymore #protest in #Wynwood can someone hit me up so i can donate snacks, water and my time. It was beautiful out there today!!! #miami #JusticeForGeorgeFloyd— ashaloutelyash (@AshaloutelyAsh) June 8, 2020 Photo: @chuckstrouse via Twitter On Saturday, thousands of demonstrators marched through South Florida in a show of solidarity in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Doral, Sweetwater, and Miramar. On Sunday, larger crowds gathered on the streets of Homestead, Wynwood and Miami Lakes for the ninth day of protests. center_img Downtown Miami protest: Protestors take a knee in front of the First Church of Christ Scientist on Biscayne and NE 19th Street. @SFMN_FIU— Helen Acevedo (@Helenacev) June 6, 2020 A protestor laid down shouting “I can’t breathe” in front of Miramar police. @SFMN_FIU— JordanColl (@JordanColl1726) June 6, 2020 Unlike last week protests, these demonstrations were peaceful and organized, and saw residents adhering to the curfew orders that have been implemented. In Hollywood, scores of police officers also joined the protests.last_img read more

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