Once again, hundreds pack into Downtown Goldsboro to protest racial injustice in America.
The protests were sparked nationwide after George Floyd, an unarmed black man, died in the custody of police in Minneapolis.
For the second evening in a row, demonstrators flooded into downtown Goldsboro Monday, marching and voicing their frustrations with police violence toward African Americans.
Ariel Marks organized Monday’s demonstration in Downtown Goldsboro.
She says George Floyd’s death affected her in a way that prompted her to put together the event with a focus on enlightening attendees to the issues of racial violence.
Marks says an anonymous donor brought 50 pizzas to Monday’s event, while others donated water and other supplies for the march.
Marks was pleased to see attendees having conversations with GPD officers during the rally.
Monday evening’s local protest remained exceptionally peaceful with the demonstrators even pausing to hug the Goldsboro Police Department officers that were tasked with ensuring the event stayed safe, as captured by community activist Rodney Robinson in the two photos below.
Demonstrators have marched through Downtown Goldsboro and gathered at the Wayne County Courthouse.
Posted by Goldsboro Daily News on Monday, June 1, 2020