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Spring Valley NAACP Young Adult Committee hosts peaceful vigil to honor George Floyd

The Spring Valley NAACP Young Adult Committee held a peaceful candlelight vigil Thursday evening to honor George Floyd and others who have lost their lives to social injustice.

News 12 Staff

Jun 4, 2020, 6:45 PM

Updated 1,444 days ago

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The Spring Valley NAACP Young Adult Committee held a peaceful candlelight vigil Thursday evening to honor George Floyd and others who have lost their lives to social injustice.
The march before the vigil was led by George Floyd's cousin, Will Floyd.
The group marched from the Spring Valley Police Department as they made their way to a park on Memorial Drive. The vigil was held at a soccer field in the park.
Floyd says the vigil is about more than the tragic death of his cousin. 
"We have to deal with what's going on in this world today," he said. "We're always trying to climb up and while we're trying to climb up, we're getting kicked right back down so it's all reactions so this is why I think it's very important for people to come out to this protest for them to understand."
The Spring Valley NAACP Young Adult Committee says it hopes the vigil will encourage people to act on making a change at the polls.
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PHOTOS: Photos from around the world over the death of George FloydThe Spring Valley NAACP Young Adult Committee will hold a peaceful vigil Thursday evening to honor George Floyd and other black lives lost.
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