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Five Cities protesters march for justice in George Floyd case

Five Cities protesters march for justice in George Floyd case
Posted at 4:43 PM, Jun 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-06 02:11:51-04

Protesters gathered at the intersection of Grand Avenue and Oak Park Boulevard in Grover Beach on Friday afternoon.

The demonstration started at 4 p.m.

Organizers say the goal of the protest is to bring attention to the black lives lost to police brutality, including George Floyd who died after a Minneapolis police officer kneeled on his neck for more than eight minutes.

Demonstrators planned to march along Grand Avenue to Elm Street in Arroyo Grande, then return to the intersection.

"I just want to stand for black lives and the marginalized and the oppressed and that's why I'm here," said protester Veronica Stevenson. "I'm brown skin and we have to stick together when it comes to matters of police brutality and I'm not for that so I feel like this is my time to speak against it."

The three police chiefs from Grover Beach, Arroyo Grande, and Pismo Beach were all present at the peaceful protest and speaking with demonstrators.