Voices of protest
Published in The Washington Post on
People from across the country are showing up to protest George Floyd’s death. We talked to protesters about why this movement matters to them.
The shocking video of George Floyd under the knee of a Minneapolis police officer has propelled tens of thousands of protesters into the streets nationwide. Undaunted by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, they marched, locked arms during vigils and held die-ins, bringing traffic to a halt, at times facing tear gas and rubber bullets as they clashed with police officers. From veterans of the civil rights movement to college students protesting for the first time, many say they were moved to take part because this moment feels different.
The Washington Post reached out to readers to ask them why they participated in the protests and what they hope will come out of it.