List of George Floyd protests in the United States
This is a list of protests and unrest in the United States related to the killing of George Floyd. The protests began in Minneapolis on May 26, 2020, the day after George Floyd, an African-American man, was killed during a police arrest. On June 6, an estimated half a million people joined protests in 550 places across the country. Protests continued through the weekend of June 19th, overlapping with and bringing awareness to observations of Juneteenth. As of July 3rd, protests had continued throughout the entire month of June in many cities, with protests occuring in over 40% of counties in the United States. Polls estimate between 15 million and 26 million people participated in the United States, making these protests potentially the largest movement in terms of participation in US history.
The protests spread to over 2,000 cities and towns in all 50 states and all 5 permanently-inhabited territories, as well as in over 60 other countries, with demonstrators supporting those seeking justice for Floyd and the wider Black Lives Matter movement, and speaking out against police brutality. Many cities have seen continuous protests since Floyd's killing; New York City had seen 21 consecutive days of protests as of June 17, 2020. The vast majority of demonstrations have been peaceful, but there have been instances of rioting, violence and police brutality, with several hundred incidents of police brutality during the protests being documented. The wave of protests and unrest has been compared to the long, hot summer of 1967 and the King assassination riots, both of which saw riots in over a hundred cities across the United States.
Outside the United States, protests against the killing of George Floyd, racism, and police brutality also took place, notably in the cities of Auckland, Barcelona, Berlin, Brisbane, Madrid, Melbourne, Copenhagen, Dublin, Accra, Lagos, Nairobi, Cape Town, Paris, Perth, Rio de Janeiro, Sydney, Tel Aviv, Seoul, Tokyo, Vienna, and Athens, as well as in the countries of Canada and the United Kingdom. Protests have taken place in over 60 countries and on all continents except Antarctica.[a]
As of June 2020, protests have resulted in police reforms being proposed on the federal level in the United States and in jurisdictions in over 20 states. The protests have also been associated with the removal of numerous monuments and statues of figures with controversial legacies throughout the world.
On May 31, around 1,000 people gathered in Birmingham in a protest that ended in vandalism and a state of emergency being declared. On June 1, over 1,000 protesters rallied near the courthouse in Huntsville and police fired tear gas on protesters. In addition, protests have happened in Anniston, Ashland, Auburn, Dothan, Gadsden, Hoover, Jacksonville, Mobile, Montgomery, Opelika, Troy, and Tuscaloosa.
As of June 2020, protests have been held in at least twelve communities across Alaska, including Anchorage, Bethel, Fairbanks, Haines, Homer, Juneau, Ketchikan, Kodiak, Kotzebue, Palmer, Sitka, and Utqiaġvik. Protests were held on May 30th in Juneau, Fairbanks, and Anchorage, and occurred in other communities through June.
As of June 2020, Phoenix has seen protests for five weeks, beginning on May 28. In addition to Phoenix, protests have been held in Casa Grande, Flagstaff, Fountain Hills, Kingman, Lake Havasu City, Maricopa, Mesa, Nogales, Prescott, Safford, Scottsdale, Surprise, Tempe, Tucson and Yuma.
On May 30, 2020, hundreds of people in Little Rock, Arkansas participated in a demonstration at the Arkansas State Capitol. The protest turned violent in the evening, as protesters shot fireworks at police, who responded by firing tear gas. Protests have also been held in Bentonville, Cabot, Conway, El Dorado, Fayetteville, Fort Smith, Jonesboro, Pine Bluff, Rogers, Russellville, and Texarkana.
As of June 15, protests have occurred in 171 cities in California. Protests happened in dozens of towns throughout both Northern and Southern California, with major multi-day protests occurring in Oakland, Sacramento, San Francisco, San Diego County, and Los Angeles. Protests have continued from May 30 through the weekend of June 6.
Protests have happened throughout the state of Colorado, with Denver seeing twelve straight days of protests as of June 8. On May 28, 2020, protesters in Denver walked for 240 minutes, obstructing vehicles on Interstate 25 and protesting at Colorado State Capitol. In addition to Denver, as of June protests have occurred in Alamosa, Aspen, Aurora, Boulder, Colorado Springs, Fort Collins, Glenwood Springs, and Pueblo.
On May 29, dozens of people demonstrated in front of the Connecticut State Capitol in Hartford. Protests in Connecticut have also taken place in Bridgeport, Cheshire, Danbury, East Hartford, Enfield, Fairfield, Greenwich, Groton, Hamden, Manchester, Meriden, Middletown, New Canaan, New Haven, New London, Old Saybrook, Stamford, Stratford, Trumbull, Waterbury, Weston, Westport, and Windsor.
On May 31, 2020, dozens of people in Dover congregated at the Delaware Legislative Hall and Dover Police Department before walking north along U.S. Route 13 in Delaware, resulting in parts of the road being closed. As of June 2020, protests in Delaware have also occurred in Camden, Frankford, Georgetown, Middletown, Newark, Rehoboth Beach, Seaford, and Wilmington.
District of ColumbiaEdit
Protesters gathered around the White House the evening of May 29, which went under lockdown. President Trump was escorted to hide in an underground bunker, where he stayed for almost an hour. Outside, the historic St. John's Church was set on fire. Trump reacted by threatening protesters with "the most vicious dogs, and most ominous weapons" if they crossed the White House fence. Rubber bullets, pepper spray, smoke canisters, and stun grenades were used on the protesters. On May 30 and 31 there was looting and vandalism with several monuments being defaced. On June 1, tear gas and rubber bullets were used to forcefully clear protesters whom police say were throwing bricks and other projectiles, although journalists at the scene said the protesters were peaceful. from Lafayette Square so that President Trump could have his picture taken at St. John's, which had survived the fire. In addition, millions fell for a hoax claiming that communication channels had been severed in the area. By June 3 thousands of National Guard troops from ten states, as well as law enforcement personnel from a dozen federal agencies, were ordered to the city and deployed on the streets. On June 7, U.S. Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) joined the protests.
Protests have occurred in dozens of cities in Florida, including multi-day protests in Miami and a protest outside of Derek Chauvin's summer home in Windermere. Protests became violent in Fort Lauderdale, Jacksonville, Miami, Tampa, and West Palm Beach. The Governor activated the Florida National Guard on May 31.
Protests have happened throughout Georgia, with protests occurring for nine days in Atlanta as of June 6. The governor deployed the Georgia National guard on May 31. In addition to Atlanta, protests have happened in at least 19 communities in Georgia as of June 2020, including Albany, Athens, Augusta, Carrollton, Cartersville, Columbus, Dalton, Hinesville, Kennesaw, Macon, Marietta, Newnan, Rome, Sandy Springs, Savannah, Statesboro, Thomasville, Valdosta, and Warner Robins.
Protests have happened throughout Hawaii. In Honolulu, protests began on May 30, when more than 100 protesters gathered in front of the Hawaii State Capitol. On June 3, almost 200 more people protested at the Capitol, and on June 5, over 1,000 protestors walked from Ala Moana beach to Duke Paoa Kahanamoku's statue. Additional protests, including paddle-outs, have occurred in Hanalei, Hilo, Kaanapali, Kahului, Kailua-Kona, Launiupoko, and Lihue.
Three protests took place in front of the Idaho State Capitol in Boise from May 30 to June 1, and have been ongoing. As of June 2020, protests in Idaho have also occurred in at least ten other communities, including Coeur d’Alene, Hailey, Idaho Falls, Ketchum, Lewiston, Pocatello, Rexburg, Sandpoint, Twin Falls, and Victor.
As of June 2020, protests in Illinois have occurred in at least 24 communities throughout the state, with major demonstrations occurring in Chicago since May 26. In addition to Chicago, cities with over 1,000 protesters include Champaign-Urbana, Peoria, Rockford, Springfield, and St. Charles. Protests have also been held in Aurora, Barrington, Belleville, Bloomington, Bradley, Calumet City, Canton, Downers Grove, Elgin, Joliet, LaSalle, Monticello, Mount Vernon, Naperville, New Lenox, Oregon, Orland Park, and Schaumburg.
The Indianapolis metropolitan area has seen daily demonstrations since May 29, including a demonstration of thousands on June 6. Police and protesters clashed in downtown Indianapolis on May 29, with some protesters breaking windows at local businesses and several police officers being injured. In addition to Indianapolis, protests and demonstrations have been held in at least 16 communities throughout the state, including Anderson, Avon, Bloomington, Brownsburg, Carmel, Elkhart, Evansville, Fort Wayne, Goshen, Greenwood, Hammond, Kokomo, Lafayette, Marion, Muncie, South Bend, and Warsaw.
Dozens of people clashed with law enforcement near Des Moines, Iowa police headquarters on May 29, 2020. A march on May 30, 2020 spilled over to the Iowa State Capitol and the Court Avenue entertainment district. As of June 2020, protests in Iowa have been held in at least ten other communities throughout the state, including Ames, Cedar Rapids, Davenport, Decorah, Dubuque, Iowa City, Mason City, Ottumwa, Sioux City, and Waterloo.
On May 30, 2020, hundreds of individuals demonstrated peacefully at the Kansas State Capitol in Topeka, Kansas. As of June 7, protests have been held in Kansas City for 10 consecutive days. As of June 2020, protests in Kansas have been held in at least 13 other communities, including Coffeyville, Derby, Fort Scott, Great Bend, Hays, Hutchinson, Lawrence, Leavenworth, Manhattan, Olathe, Parsons, Wichita, and Winfield.
On May 28, 2020, hundreds of people walked through the city of Louisville, Kentucky to demand justice for the shooting of Breonna Taylor. Later during the protest, seven people were shot by an unknown shooter or shooters, with one victim critically injured. As of June 2020, protests in Kentucky have occurred in at least nine other communities, including Bowling Green, Corbin, Covington, Elsmere, Hopkinsville, Lexington, Morehead, Owensboro, and Paducah.
On May 31, 2020, hundreds of people walked to Louisiana State Capitol building. More protests happened on Siegen Lane from May 31 to June 2. On June 3, hundreds of protesters in New Orleans attempted to breach a police barrier on the Crescent City Connection; the police fired tear gas and rubber balls on the protesters. As of June 2020, protests in Louisiana have been held in at least eight other communities, including Alexandria, Houma, Lafayette, Monroe, New Iberia, Shreveport, and Winnsboro.
On June 7, 2020, over one thousand people walked near Capitol Park and the Augusta Police Department in Augusta. Individuals also lied down on the ground in front of the Maine state house for nine minutes in memory of George Floyd. As of June 2020, protests in Maine have also been held in Bangor, Belfast, Camden, Caribou, Lewiston, Portland, Presque Isle, Rockland, Sanford, and South Portland.
Maryland has undergone a multitude of protests, with thousands of people walking in protests around the state. Protests have taken place in Annapolis, Baltimore, Bel Air, Bethesda, Columbia, Frederick,  Germantown, and Leisure World, in addition to other localities across the state including Cumberland,  Sykesville, Westminster, Taneytown and Rockville.
On Sunday, May 31, three large protests were held in Boston, with the total number of protesters being in the thousands. Though all three began peacefully, violence broke out by nightfall, with police driving squad cars through crowds and firing tear gas without dispersal instruction. Some protesters threw plastic water bottles and set off fireworks, while police used pepper spray and batons to keep crowds away from Boston Common. Some stores in Downtown Crossing were damaged and had goods stolen, twenty-one police cruisers were burned or damaged, seven officers were hospitalized (with more being treated for injuries in the streets), and over forty arrests were made.
Protests of at least one hundred people have occurred in May and June in Barnstable, Brockton, Lowell, Newton, Springfield, and Taunton. Larger protests, with more than one thousand demonstrators, have been held in Boston, Cambridge, Greenfield, Northampton, Quincy, and Worcester.
Protests broke out in Detroit on the night of May 29. Some protesters were seen throwing items at police officers and taunting them. At least 61 people were arrested. Protests of varying sizes have occurred in Allen Park, Ann Arbor, Bad Axe, Cassopolis, Dearborn, East Lansing, Flint, Grand Rapids, Houghton, Kalamazoo, Lansing, Lincoln Park, Marquette, Mount Pleasant, Pittsfield Township, Port Huron, Saginaw, Sault Ste. Marie, Sterling Heights, Traverse City, Troy, Warren, and Ypsilanti.
The death of George Floyd in Minneapolis led to the first protests there and in neighboring St. Paul, as well as the first protests to result in clashes with police and extensive property damage. Protests continued during the entire month of June. Protests of varying sizes have also occurred elsewhere in Minnesota, such as Albert Lea, Austin, Bemidji, Brainerd, Duluth, Ely, Mankato, Owatonna, Rochester, St. Cloud, and Woodbury.
On Friday, May 29, 2020, several people protested at Mississippi State Capitol and walked through downtown Jackson, Mississippi. As of June 2020, protests in Mississippi have also occurred in at least nine other communities, including Biloxi, Gulfport, Hattiesburg, Meridian, Oxford, Petal, Starkville, Tupelo, and Vicksburg.
On May 29, 2020, dozens of protesters walked from the Country Club Plaza in Kansas City to Westport, where law enforcement officers utilized pepper spray. Protests in Missouri have also been held in Cape Girardeau, Columbia, Independence, Joplin, O'Fallon, Rolla, Springfield, St. Charles, and St. Louis.
On May 31, about 150 people gathered in front of the Montana State Capitol building in Helena to protest the death of George Floyd. Protests in Montana have also taken place in at least eight other communities, including Billings, Bozeman, Butte, Great Falls, Havre, Kalispell, Missoula, and Whitefish.
On the evening of May 29, thousands of protesters in Omaha shut down the traffic-heavy 72nd and Dodge Street intersection. Police began firing tear gas on non law abiding protesters at 8:00 pm and made arrests when the crowd failed to disperse. Further violence occurred downtown as several buildings and cruisers were damaged. Tear gas and pepper balls were used by police. As of June 2020, peaceful protests in Nebraska have also been held in at least eight other communities, including Bellevue, Chadron, Grand Island, Harvard, Kearney, Lincoln, Norfolk, and Scottsbluff.
On May 29, 2020, hundreds of protesters gathered on the Las Vegas Strip, leading to the police arresting 80 people, including two journalists. Some protesters threw water bottles and rocks at police. 12 police officers were injured during the gathering. On June 2, the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police announced investigations into two separate shootings involving officers at the 2800 block of Las Vegas Boulevard South and the federal courthouse. Protests have also occurred in Boulder City, Carson City, Elko, Fallon, Mesquite, North Las Vegas, Reno, and Winnemucca.
On May 30, approximately 800 people rallied in downtown Manchester, beginning their protest at Veterans Park, marching down Elm Street, and ending their march back at the park. Although the protests were peaceful, a tense moment happened at around 1:30 PM when two men in a pickup truck with a blue Trump 2020 flag attached to it drove up to and argued with protesters, with one of the men exiting the truck and brandishing a handgun. Shortly thereafter, the two men—aged 43 and 19—were arrested and charged with felony riot and felony criminal threatening. Protests in New Hampshire have also been held in Bristol, Concord, Conway, Dover, Dublin, Hanover, Keene, Nashua, and Peterborough.
Multiple organizations such as Black Lives Matter congregated at the New Jersey Statehouse in Trenton on May 30, 2020. That night, theft took place in Downtown Trenton when businesses were broken into and police vehicles were inflamed or stolen. Protests in New Jersey have also taken place in more than fifty other communities.
On May 28, hundreds of people protested in Albuquerque, and tear gas was deployed, but no one was injured. Part of the city was shut down. Several shots were fired from a vehicle in the area of Wisconsin and Central, while a female sergeant was approached by several people and had her vehicle damaged. Four people were taken into custody. As of June 2020, protests in New Mexico have also occurred in Carlsbad, Clovis, Farmington, Gallup, Las Cruces, Los Alamos, Rio Rancho, Roswell, and Santa Fe.
Protests, marches, and demonstrations have taken place in dozens of cities and towns throughout New York since May 28. In New York City, while most events have been peaceful, some where marred by violent clashes with police and looting. As a result, and amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the city was put under a curfew starting on June 1. The curfew was moved from up 11:00 pm to 8:00 pm the following day. Fewer arrests have been made since the curfew was implemented, apart from forceful policing of even peaceful protests after 8:00. There have been several high-profile incidents throughout the protests, including a police vehicle driving through a group of protesters, several instances of excessive force, and widespread looting in the SoHo neighborhood of Manhattan. Several police and protesters have been injured, several police suspended, and thousands of protesters arrested, mostly on minor charges. District attorneys for Manhattan, Brooklyn, and the Bronx announced plans to decline prosecuting certain low-level offenses. Outside of New York City, events have mostly been smaller. In Buffalo, video footage circulated on the Internet of police shoving an elderly man which caused him to fall to the ground and walk away as he bled from the head. This led to two officer suspensions. On June 6, there was a large number of protests across the North Country (New York), along with dozens of other cities across the country, attracting thousands of local protesters, with all the protests remaining peaceful. At the June 6th Protests, the participants all took a knee for nine minutes, in silence, in respect for George Floyd. The period of time was equivalent to about the same amount of time that Officer Chauvin had his knee in Floyd's neck.
Protests have occurred throughout the state. On May 30, 2020, a protest in Raleigh named "A National Day of Action — Justice for George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and lives cut short by Raleigh and Durham police departments," was created. On May 30, protesters in Charlotte blocked traffic on Interstate 277. The police fired tear gas and rubber bullets into the crowds. The city was also placed under a State of Emergency. Protests in North Carolina have also occurred in over twenty other communities.
On May 30, Black Lives Matter protesters in Fargo marched from Island Park, City Hall, the 25th St Police Station, and then south on 25th Street. The protests began peacefully but became violent after 6:00 PM. Several businesses in downtown Fargo were damaged including the historic Hotel Donaldson. As of June 2020, protests in North Dakota have also been held in at least eight other communities, including Bismarck, Dickinson, Grand Forks, Jamestown, Minot, Rugby, Valley City, and Williston.
Beginning May 28, 2020, a number of cities and towns in Ohio have had protests against the killing of George Floyd. Major cities such as Columbus, Cleveland, Cincinnati and Dayton have had large protests, and numerous smaller cities and small towns including Bay Village and Brecksville have as well. As a result of rioting and looting, a number of cities such as Cleveland, Columbus, Dayton, Cincinnati and Springfield imposed curfews of varying times.
On Saturday, May 30, hundreds of people protested peacefully on a six-mile march through midtown Tulsa. One protestor was hit by a vehicle when the protest moved onto Interstate 44, briefly shutting it down. Protests in Oklahoma have also been held in at least ten other communities, including Ardmore, Bartlesville, Broken Arrow, Edmond, Enid, Lawton, Norman, Oklahoma City, Muskogee, and Stillwater.
Over two hundred people walked the perimeter of the Oregon State Capitol Building on May 30, 2020. A law enforcement spokesperson stated that the reason for using tear gas to disperse the protest, is due to objects and "explosive devices" that were thrown. Protests in Oregon have taken place in at least thirty other communities.
Protests were held in over 40 cities in Pennsylvania. The largest protests were in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, which each saw thousands of protestors marching on May 30. Both cities continued to experience protests into the following week.[b]
On May 30, nearly 1,000 people protested at the State House lawn in Providence at a peaceful rally organized by Black Lives Matter Rhode Island. Later that night the building was vandalized. On June 1, at least 65 people were taken into custody after a police car was set on fire and several stores, including the Providence Place Mall, were looted. As of June 2020, protests in Rhode Island have occurred in at least ten other communities, including Bristol, Burrillville, Jamestown, Narragansett, New Shoreham, Newport, North Kingstown, South Kingstown, Westerly, and Woonsocket.
As of June 2020, protests in South Carolina have occurred in at least nine other communities throughout the state, including Anderson, Charleston, Florence, Fort Mill, Greenville, Myrtle Beach, North Charleston, Rock Hill, and Sumter.
A protest march was held in downtown Sioux Falls on May 31, ending outside the Sioux Falls and Minnehaha County Law Enforcement Center. George Floyd's uncle spoke about the beautiful protest and thanked the protestors for honoring his nephew. The event organizers for the downtown event emphasized nonviolence to honor George Floyd. However, some protestors later traveled to Sioux Empire Mall, and began to throw rocks and break windows. Some protestors asked the rock throwers to stop and even formed a line in front of the police to quell the actions against police, but without success. Gov. Kristi Noem declared a state of emergency, from 10pm on May 31, to 7am on June 1. Seventy members of the National Guard were activated. SWAT and National Guard teams then assisted in enforcing curfew, but rioting and looting continued at the mall and other nearby stores. As of June 2020, protests in South Dakota have occurred in at least eight other communities, including Aberdeen, Brookings, Huron, Mitchell, Pierre, Pine Ridge, Rapid City, and Watertown.
Hundreds of people gathered at a demonstration on May 30 in Nashville, Tennessee, peacefully demonstrating followed by a march to a police department. On June 12, protesters declared the Nashville Autonomous Zone. Protests in Tennessee have also been held in at least eight other communities, including Bristol, Chattanooga, Clarksville, Cleveland, Jackson, Knoxville, Memphis, and Murfreesboro.
As of June 2020, protests have been held in 41 towns and cities throughout Texas, with major protests in Dallas, Austin and Houston. In George Floyd's hometown of Houston, family members joined a march on June 2nd, estimated to be 60,000 strong. A man with a machete in Dallas threatened to attack rioters and was badly injured in return. A video appeared to show a female protester in Houston being trampled by a police officer on a horse.[b]
On May 29, between one hundred and two hundred protesters congregated downtown at 900 South and State Street in Salt Lake City. On May 30, protests in downtown Salt Lake City became violent as protesters destroyed an SLCPD cruiser and vandalized the Capitol Building. In response, Governor Gary Herbert activated the National Guard to quell the riots.
On May 30, around 1,200 people protested in Battery Park and moved toward the Burlington Police Department. There was a report by the police chief of vandalism against the BPD station. Protests in Vermont have also occurred in at least nine other communities, including Bellows Falls, Brattleboro, Essex Junction, Middlebury, Montpelier, Newport, Rutland, St. Albans, and St. Johnsbury.
Virginia has seen protests throughout the state, with at least 50 cities reporting protests and demonstrations since May 28. In Richmond, there have been major protests since May 28, with clashes with police, defacing of confederate monuments and a curfew declared on May 31, with tear gas being used by the police on demonstrators on June 1. Several Confederate statues have been damaged or torn down, with protesters also tearing down a statue of Christopher Columbus on June 9.
Protests occurred throughout Washington state and in the communities surrounding Puget Sound, with at least 30 towns and cities seeing protests. Major protests were held in Tacoma, Spokane (which saw 1,000 people march on May 31) and Seattle. Seattle saw major protests, and as of June 8 protests had continued for 11 straight days. This includes a demonstration of thousands on the weekend of May 30. looting and rioting that evening, and continued clashes with police on May 31 and June 6, with police use of tear gas despite a mayoral ban on the use of tear gas announced on June 5. On June 8, the police withdrew from the East Precinct on Capitol Hill, leading to protesters declaring the 6 blocks surrounding the precinct the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone.
On May 30, a group of protesters marched around the West Virginia State Capitol complex in Charleston. On May 31, hundreds of people protested police brutality outside of Charleston City Hall and the Charleston Police Department. As of June 2020, protests in West Virginia have also occurred in at least eight other communities, including Beckley, Clarksburg, Fairmont, Huntington, Morgantown, Parkersburg, Weirton, and Wheeling.
On May 30, 2020, there was a peaceful protest at the State Capitol in Madison with close to 1,000 people. Later, the demonstration turned into a riot with storefronts being vandalized, and conflict with law enforcement met with tear gas. Protests in Wisconsin have also been held in at least eight other communities, including Appleton, Eau Claire, Green Bay, Kenosha, La Crosse, Marinette, Milwaukee, and Wausau.
On May 29, about 125 protesters attended a candlelight vigil near the steps of the Wyoming State Capitol in Cheyenne. Peaceful protests were also held in Cheyenne on May 30 and May 31. As of June 2020, protests in Wyoming have occurred in at least eight other communities, including Casper, Cody, Gillette, Jackson, Laramie, Riverton, Rock Springs, and Sheridan.
- Utulei: Around 100 people marched silently from Fatumafuti to Utulei Beach Park, despite stormy weather, in solidarity with Black Lives Matter. Speeches about racism and police brutality were made.
- Hagåtña: Over 100 people protested peacefully at the Chief Kepuha statue.
- Tamuning: About 125 people protested peacefully at the ITC intersection.
- Loíza: Hundreds gathered for a vigil on June 1.
- San Juan: Over 200 people protested in San Juan on June 2. Police officers used pepper spray on the protesters.
Northern Mariana IslandsEdit
- Saipan: One person protested for two hours on Beach Road across Atkins Kroll in Oleai. After stating that she planned to protest there for an hour in the morning every day for the week, a dozen more people joined her the next day in her peaceful protest.
U.S. Virgin IslandsEdit
- Charlotte Amalie: On June 6, over 1,000 protesters marched and observed nine minutes of silence.
- Christiansted: June 7: A crowd of 50 to 60 adults and children stood in silence for 8'46" at the Lagoon in Gallows Bay.
- Frederiksted: A motorcade was held and a childhood friend of Floyd's spoke at a protest on June 4.
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