Hundreds take to LI streets to peacefully protest following death of George Floyd
Hundreds of protesters took to the streets of Plainview and Commack on Sunday, calling for change after the death of George Floyd, who died in the custody of Minneapolis police nearly a week ago.
The protest along South Oyster Bay Road was called 'Plainview Protest for George Floyd: Black Lives Matter-Say Their Names!'
Protesters marched, chanted and carried signs. Their message was that the death of Floyd and the deaths of other black men and women following encounters with police is something they are no longer going to stay quiet about.
In Commack, dozens of protesters stood along Jericho Turnpike.
Organizers says there is a reason they chose that location.
"This is the same place where they protested the quarantine, so I felt like if our voices needed to be heard, this was the place to do it," said Ayanna Harrison, of North Babylon.
Protesters say they hope their pleas are heard.
Many protesters were not social distancing, but were wearing masks.
People who spoke with News 12 said it was important to have a peaceful protest so that their voices don't go unheard.