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Tallahassee demonstrators express desire for justice, equality in community

Posted at 11:21 PM, Jun 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-03 23:21:23-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — Hundreds of people walked from Just for Humanity demonstrations at the Capitol Building to Cascades Park a mile away.

There, the justice for humanity walk wrapped up with prayers and messages to spread peace.

The group came together at the Capital City Amphitheater in honor of George Floyd, ending with prayers for the entire community.

With pictures of loved ones demonstrators expressed impatience, persistence to fight injustice and addressed the Tallahassee Police Department.

The Dream Defenders of Tallahassee took the stage, calling out police chief Lawrence Revell and state attorney Jack Campbell.

Hundreds of people in the crowd Wednesday supported the fight for equality.

"Hoping that this is the time that changes will be made and that they will be permanent," said Mareva Davis Jones, a Tallahassee resident.

Davis Jones and her friends say they came out to show love for one another, while hoping that things stay peaceful.

"All we're asking is that everybody learn how to love one another," Davis Jones said. "Because once we do that, there will be no treatment of another person as if they're an animal, as if they do not count. Black lives matter. All lives matter."

Others, like Amanda Renner, say they came out to learn.

"You have the people that are here because it affects them personally, but for me it's the opposite," said Renner. "I don't have to go through this. You know, I don't have to worry when I get pulled over. I don't have people cross the street because they're afraid of me. It shouldn't be a privilege, but that's what it is."

The event wrapped with pastors standing side by side, offering prayers and hope that what happened to George Floyd doesn't happen to anyone else.

TPD said no arrests have been made in connection to Wednesday's protests.