For the third evening in a row, a crowd of demonstrators marched through Downtown Goldsboro to protest the killing of George Floyd – an unarmed black man – at the hands of Minneapolis Police officers.
George Floyd’s aunt Mahalia Jones is a Goldsboro native and currently lives in Kinston.
She attended Tuesday’s demonstration to show support for the local residents who were showing their support for her nephew.
At one point during Tuesday’s peaceful protest, a Goldsboro Police Department officer assigned to keep the demonstration safe was spotted kneeling and praying with attendees, while other officers talked to the protesters throughout the evening.
The crowd peacefully and calmly disbanded as the city’s 9 PM curfew was set to take effect.