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Black Lives Matter protest in Prince George scheduled for Friday

Local residents to join in worldwide demonstration against racism, police brutality
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George Floyd was murdered by Minneapolis police officers, sparking protests against police brutality around the world in May 2020. (via File photo)

On May 25, 46-year-old George Floyd died after being held down by a police officer’s knee at his neck.

The officer, a white man, has since been charged with the black man’s murder in Minneapolis, while three others are still being investigated.

A series of protests have since taken place in the United States, some resulting in large fires, destruction of businesses and violence, and around the world as part of the Black Lives Matter movement against racism and police brutality.

Now, one is scheduled to take place in Prince George this week organized by the local branch of Fridays for Future, a group founded by teen activist Greta Thunberg and her push for climate change.

It explains in a Facebook post that this will be a peaceful, physically-distanced protest.

Fridays for Future encourages anyone who comes to stay within the group they came with to prevent any potential spread of COVID-19.

Spots will also be marked to ensure safe distances and residents are asked to bring a mask, hand sanitizer and gloves.

The protest is scheduled for Friday (June 5), 2 p.m at Prince George city hall.


Kyle  Balzer

About the Author: Kyle Balzer

Kyle Balzer graduated with distinction from BCIT's Broadcast & Online Journalism program in 2016. Since moving to Prince George, he has covered a variety of stories from education & Indigenous relations, to community interests & sports.
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