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Lompoc community members participate in social justice solidarity rally

Posted at 5:17 PM, Jun 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-05 02:13:01-04

Several community members in Lompoc gathered on North H Street and Central Avenue Thursday to participate in a social justice solidarity rally honoring the life of George Floyd.

The rally was scheduled to take place from 5-6:30 p.m. and included words of reflection, music and a moment of silence for Floyd.

Dancers carried out a healing ceremony and dance, followed by music sung by Rev. Darrell Tullis.

Marcus Wilkins, an executive board member of the NAACP, says attendees are carrying out a peaceful gathering and are focusing on advocating for racial justice.

Floyd died May 25 after an ex-officer with the Minneapolis Police Department kneeled on Floyd's neck for eight minutes and 46 seconds while Floyd was in custody.