PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Over 100 clergy members are meeting on Freedom Corner in the Hill District neighborhood to protest the death of George Floyd.
A concerned group of religious leaders from across Western Pennsylvania are gathering on Freedom Corner across the street from St. Benedict the Moor Church to protest. They’re calling on local leaders to write new legislation to protect people affected by police brutality.
KDKA’s Royce Jones reports a strong emotional current in the group as those gathered are also offering prayer for anyone who’s been touched by these situations.
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Just some of the churches present include Central Baptist, Calvary Baptist and Wesley Center AME Zion.
About 100 clergy members were called to the protest, and while congregants weren’t asked to attend, some non-clergy are present because they want to join and deliver a peaceful message.
The peaceful protest comes after protests turned violent in Pittsburgh.
- ‘Damn Shame’: Pittsburgh Police Chief Says White Males Dressed In Anarchist Attire Hijacked George Floyd Protests Downtown
- From Peaceful To Violent: Protest In Downtown Leave Damaged Cars, Looted Stores
- Port Authority Suspends All Service On Saturday Night
- ‘Pittsburghers Unite Against Racism, Against Hate’: Downtown Protests Were Peaceful, Until They Weren’t
- Pittsburgh Public Safety Places Curfew On Downtown Pittsburgh
- Gov. Tom Wolf Signs Disaster Emergency Declaration To Help Cities During Protests
- Hundreds Of People Take To Social Media To Share Their View Of Pittsburgh Protests, Looting, And Violence
- Pittsburgh Public Safety Has Declared ‘Unlawful Assembly’ Downtown, Urging Businesses To Close, Residents To Stay Home
- Store Windows Broken, Police Cruisers Set On Fire, As Downtown Pittsburgh Protest Over The Death Of George Floyd Turns Violent
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