PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – For over three hours, around 1,000 people marched from Mount Washington’s Grandview Avenue all the way to Market Square, protesting the death of George Floyd.
The protest was peaceful throughout and the march only stopped once for several minutes of silence in remembrance of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and other victims of police violence.READ MORE: 'We've Missed Our Guests So Much:' Theaters Reopening In The Cultural District Brings Sense Of Normalcy
The remainder of the march was spent demanding equality, justice for George Floyd, and an end to police brutality.
It was the ninth straight day of demonstrations in Pittsburgh since George Floyd’s death and protesters made it clear, they are not stopping until they see change.
“We are out here for justice and that’s the only thing we are out here for,” said Kyna James of Pittsburgh I Can’t Breathe.
Sunday’s protest was organized by Pittsburgh I Can’t Breathe and brought out around 1,000 people to Mount Washington. The turnout was diverse, with people of all races and ages.
“I don’t want to grow up, and it’s sad to say, get shot by the police,” Keyauna, a young protester said. “I have to be here for my rights.”READ MORE: The Search For Kodiak, The National Aviary's Steller's Sea Eagle, Continued On Sunday
“The unity was beautiful, the message was strong, which was to love your neighbor,” said Dasia Clemons, another member of Pittsburgh I Can’t Breathe.
It started on Grandview Avenue, then protesters marched down P.J. McArdle Roadway, past a line of police standing outside of the Liberty Tunnels and then finally stopped at Arlington Avenue where they sat in silence for several minutes.
“For years it’s been unjust to black people and people of color, and we need to make changes in this country and we have to do it peacefully,” said Francis Adams.
From there, they crossed the Smithfield Street Bridge into Downtown Pittsburgh, the group’s final stop being Market Square.
Now, Pittsburgh I Can’t Breathe is calling on Pittsburgh Police Chief Scott Schubert for a meeting about police reform in the city.
“We have demands for our people,” said Kyna James. “So, if you’re really with us, the way you say you are, make that happen.”MORE NEWS: Son Of Carnegie Mellon University President, Thomas Jahanian, Dies After Being Pulled From Monongahela River
The police followed the protests at a distance and Pittsburgh Public Safety says there were no problems.