GREENSBURG, Pa. (KDKA) – Demonstrators in Westmoreland County gathered at the courthouse on Sunday for a peaceful protest against police brutality.
“What was his name? George Floyd!” The crowd chanted.
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That name could be heard up and down a stretch of Main Street coming from a crowd of a couple of hundred people holding a peaceful protest, demanding justice for George Floyd.
They moved through the streets, into nearby St. Clair Park where demonstrators laid face-down in the grass, hands behind their back, for nine minutes.
Nine minutes – mirroring the final moments of George Floyd’s life. All the while, echoing his final words, “I can’t breathe.”
“It’s too much going on in the world, I can’t take it anymore,” Lisa Roberts, the organizer said. “I told my son what had happened with George Floyd and the first thing out of his mouth was, ‘what if I’m next?'”
worked in conjunction with the City of Greensburg Police Department in order to hold this peaceful protests. Officers were on the scene, but just out of precaution.
Demonstrators left as soon the protest finished.
The final four minutes were spent in silence so people could consume just how lucky they were to still be breathing.