Peekskill peacefully protests police-custody death of George Floyd

Nearly 200 people peacefully protested the police-custody death of George Floyd in Peekskill on Saturday.

News 12 Staff

May 31, 2020, 1:18 AM

Updated 1,459 days ago

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Nearly 200 people peacefully protested the police-custody death of George Floyd in Peekskill on Saturday.
Floyd was unresponsive for minutes and died after being detained by Minneapolis police last week. Video of a white police officer’s knee on his neck during the arrest has sparked outrage across the country.
Protesters carrying signs and chanting gathered outside the Peekskill’s Field Library to demand justice and an end to police brutality.
Kwame Madden organized the event through social media.
"Because of the murder of George Floyd on May 25 and Briana Taylor in Louisville – these are the reasons, because of the domestic terrorism that black people are receiving on behalf of the police," he told News 12.
Although they came to the rally from diverse backgrounds and with different life experiences, the demonstrators say they want the same thing:
“We need to be active, show love and show that we're not taking it anymore,” said one protester.
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