Peaceful Protest planned in Groesbeck on Saturday
A peaceful protest against racism is planned for this Sat. June 13 at the Limestone County Courthouse at 10 a.m.
Organizers stated, “Let’s band together and unite as one race, the human race.” This will be a peaceful walk, with no looting or destruction of any kind. Those who would like to join are invited to meet at the courthouse before the event. Subsequent protests across the nation have broken out calling attention to the ‘Black Lives Matter’ movement, after George Floyd, a Houston man in Minneapolis who pleaded for air with a Minneapolis Police Officer on May 25 as he was being held on the ground after an arrest, the officer’s foot on Floyd’s neck. The officer kept Floyd pressed to the ground, and within a few minutes, Floyd died. The actions of those Minneapolis police officers have been almost universally condemned, and the four were later arrested, the main offender charged with second-degree murder and manslaughter; and the other three finally charged with aiding and abetting. The arrests were not immediate, however, but took place later, which infuriated many.