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Protest against police violence, racial injustices held in Euclid

Posted at 3:22 PM, Jun 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-07 23:22:30-04

EUCLID, Ohio — Black Lives Matter held a peaceful protest against police brutality and racial injustices in Euclid Sunday afternoon.

"Nothing is being done. No one is being held accountable," Peggy Darrell said. "It took the protests to get them to arrest George Floyd’s murderer."

The protest began at the Euclid Public Library on East 222nd Street around 3:15 p.m.

Demonstrators marched to the Euclid Police Department to continue the peaceful protest to honor the memory of George Floyd and others who have died as a result of police brutality.

"We just saw life slip away from someone so viciously and I think anyone with a heart, anyone with eyes, I can’t see how anyone wouldn’t be touched by that," Brittany Rodriguez said, "How any person could not see how wrong this is and how evil it was."

Some demonstrators shared personal experiences with police violence and racial injustices and many carried signs and chanted for change along the march.

Darryl Moore, who organized the protest, is calling for police reform within the Euclid Police Department and in departments nationwide.

"You put your knee on a man’s neck for over eight minutes and then there’s more video surfacing of officers using the same tactic," Moore said, "And departments that have denied that they have taught this tactic."

Demonstrators are calling for legislative action to address the injustices endured by African Americans and encouraged protest attendees to vote in upcoming elections.

"It’s a long term effort that everyone has to make from all levels of government, down to your local government to your everyday person and your neighbor," Deann Wheeler said.

Protest organizers told News 5 they plan to hold similar demonstrations at upcoming Euclid City Council meetings.

Watch video from the protest below: