Peaceful protesters gather in Georgetown

Georgetown, Del. – Between 70 and 100 protesters gathered in downtown Georgetown Wednesday evening, many in support of the Black Lives Matter movement.

“The reason we’re out here is because we know, we all know, enough is enough,” said Jane Hovington.

Georgetown police put out barriers so that protestors could safely gather in the parking lot in front of the courthouse.

Chief RL Hughes made it clear that he was there to help protesters with whatever they needed for their peaceful protest. Chief Hughes even went a step further, kneeling down with the protesters during a prolonged moment of silence for George Floyd.

“It’s the right thing to do, we are all humans, we are in this together, we need to find common ground, we need to find answers,” Chief Hughes said.

The fact that police stood with the protestors was not something lost on the crowd.

“This chief of police has always been there for us, whenever we have an issue his door is open, whether it be for the police or against the police he’s always there to hear us,” Hovington said.

But going forward protestors say the work isn’t done and that change needs to happen.

“I just hope that this isn’t the end of it, I don’t want to see any rioting or looting or anything like that, but I do truly hope this brings about true change,” said Sharon Smith.

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