“You will not steal any more lives”
By: Chip Alexander, Zachary Eanes, and Sophia Kasakove
On a day when a memorial service was held for the slain George Floyd in Minneapolis, peaceful protests continued Thursday in Durham to celebrate his life, mourn his death and oppose systematic racism.
Floyd’s killing by police officers in Minneapolis has led to tumult in some cities across the nation; emotional confrontations during protests that have turned violent at times. Durham has not been one of those cities, as city council member Mark-Anthony Middleton noted Thursday at a virtual council meeting.
“Our record has been established,” he said. “This is Durham. We welcome free speech and protest in Durham.”