Two protests against George Floyd’s death in Humboldt County today – Redheaded Blackbelt
Two separate groups will meet today in Humboldt County to protest the George Floyd murder Monday in Minneapolis, Minnesota by four city policemen. Floyd’s death, captured on video, provoked outrage and triggered riots, several of them in large cities for several days. Last night protests spread across the country from Atlanta to LA A man was killed in Detroit, buildings were set on fire in Minneapolis, and two protesters were injured when a SUV appeared to hit them on purpose in San Jose.
All four officers involved in George Floyd’s death have been fired. One of them was arrested and charged with third degree murder and manslaughter.
Calls to demonstrate in Garberville are circulating on social networks. “There will be a demonstration at 12:30 pm in the center of Garberville, at the clock,” we read. “George Floyd was brutally murdered by a police officer in Minneapolis and outrage has permeated the community and beyond. Demonstrations, sometimes violent, are taking place across the country. To join ours, come to the clock at 12:30 p.m.
Further north in the county, Humboldt Grassroots called in a post on Facebook for the community to join them in a 3 p.m. protest at the Eureka courthouse. The protest event page reads: “This protest stands in solidarity with all those who have suffered damage and loss due to police violence, all those who are likely to be victimized by the police and all for whom the American legal system has failed to deliver justice. “
At 7 am, the event notes that 376 people have announced their departure and 984 are interested.
Below is the full statement posted on the event page:
HUMBOLDT COUNTY COURTHOUSE
SOCIAL DISTANCE DEMONSTRATION
STAND WITH MINNEAPOLIS:
JUSTICE FOR GEORGE FLOYD
Considering the health and safety of our community in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, please wear a mask and keep an appropriate distance from other protesters. It doesn’t matter if the demonstration is to extend all the way to the OR and beyond.
As righteous outrage spreads across the country and the world over the brutal and wrongful murder of George Floyd by “general killer” members of the Minneapolis Police Department, the people of Humboldt will come together to show solidarity and their support for the Floyd family and the people working in Minneapolis.
Truly, police brutality is experienced by people wherever the police exist, and across the United States black people and other people of color are disproportionately victimized and murdered by the police. This protest stands in solidarity with all those who have suffered harm and loss from police violence, all those who are at risk of being victimized by the police and all those for whom the US legal system has failed to deliver justice. .
Join us as we strive to proclaim and demand that our world be free from the oppression, anxiety, fear and despair that this violent, racist and murderous system imposes on us.
Bring megaphones, drums, signs, bring your friends and neighbors, for what happened in Minneapolis could happen here, happened here, and will happen here and elsewhere as long as we remain silent and submissive.
No justice, no peace.