Monday, July 6, 2020

This is what democracy looks like

About three dozen people, including legal observers, joined the "March for Columbia" on Sunday for social justice and racial equality. The group gathered at Makle Park and marched through town, with stops at the police station and the Veterans Memorial Bridge before returning. An 8 minute, 46 second vigil was observed at the police station, the time police officer Derek Chavin knelt on George Floyd's neck as Floyd died. On the bridge, participants read stories and last words of Elijah McClain, who was killed last summer by police in Aurora, Colorado as he was walking home. Also read was a poem by James Baldwin. Police from several departments escorted the marchers.


Unknown said...

This makes me proud of Columbia!

Me said...

I understand it but enough is enough