DULUTH,MN-- Hundreds of protesters stood in solidarity on Saturday afternoon in downtown Duluth to honor George Floyd’s life.
The other main goal was to demand that action be taken against the officers involved in his death.
Kia Vann, a protestor at the event said, "We're here today to support every black person in America that has ever felt like they were not safe because there was a police presence."
For some, what happened to Floyd hits close to home. "We didn't know George personally. But we lived in the cities and we lived in the homeless shelter that he worked at," said Sheri Pfuhl
Meanwhile for others, keeping the peace during the afternoon rally was important. Ciarra Santodonado said, "I'm hoping it stays peaceful, we can only speak for ourselves. So I'm hoping it does."
Willaim B. Morefield, who also lived in the homeless shelter where Floyd worked said,"It shouldn't have left to a death, I don't think we should be rioting for it. Maybe we can all come as one."
Protesters say Saturday was about making their voices heard
"That we're not going to be silenced and we are going to start standing up when this happens," said Vann
All with hopes that the protest can help put an end to racial inequality.