Peaceful Protest held in Salisbury for George Floyd

Salisbury, MD – A peaceful protest was held in Salisbury Monday night demanding justice for George Floyd.

A diverse group of about 20 people, all wearing masks, gathered in the parking lot by the Wicomico County Public Library. From there, they marched all the way to the Salisbury Police Department and planned to finish up at the River Walk.

The group says this was just the first protest of many, and that they hope to gain the attention of city leaders.

A protester who wanted to remain anonymous said, “We need to know that our police and our city council are with us. We’re outside, we’ve been out here this whole time very peaceful, they’ve been inside watching smiling and laughing.”

At 9:08 p.m., the time that George Floyd was killed, all the protesters took a knee and remained silent for eight minutes and 46 seconds, the amount of time Derek Chauvin reportedly kept his knee on Floyd’s neck.

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