25 Photos of Today’s Peaceful Rally in Flint – ‘Justice for George Floyd’
Flint is once again showing the country and the world what we're really about.
There was another rally today in honor of George Floyd at Flint City Hall, and it was as peaceful as ever.
Speakers included Mayor Sheldon Neeley, Dr. Abdul El Sayed, LaShaya Darisaw, Elizabeth Jordan, Dominique Williams, and Nayyirah Shariff.
The Facebook event said:
Join us as we call for an end to the killing of black men and women and focus on the need to end the system of white supremacy. This event is held in the names of George Floyd, Breona Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and the many other people whose lives have been taken.
- This will be purposeful and peaceful, suitable for all ages. Bring your signs and be prepared to stand (or bring a chair if you wish.)
- Please respect social distance and keep at least 6 feet away from others. Please wear a mask.
- Please ensure all signs are non-exploitative and support our social justice values.
I've gotta say, I was a bit apprehensive of going to any event at this point. We've all been so cooped up and overwhelmed by the news, the rhetoric, and social media that it's almost scary to leave the house. Top that with the still looming threat of coronavirus and the fear of outside groups taking over these peaceful protests.
Luckily, none of that was the case. People were wearing masks, giving elbow & fist bumps, and keeping their social distance. Way to be, Flint.