CRANFORD, NJ — A peaceful protest was held Tuesday in Nomahegan Park in Cranford in the wake of the death of George Floyd, who was killed in Minneapolis on Memorial Day. Four Minneapolis police officers have been charged criminally in connection with Floyd's death, and protests have taken place around New Jersey and the country.
Cranford High School 2017 graduate Lauren Grossmith took these photos.
She wrote on Instagram on Wednesday, “Yesterday, I attended my first protest at Nomahegan Park in Cranford, NJ. I am overwhelmingly proud of the community that I am a part of. BUT, we can’t stop here, we need to continue to raise awareness moving forward and take action. The amount of people that came together yesterday was truly amazing. I will never be able to understand what it is like to be mistreated for my complexion, but I stand with each and every one of you. Take action, educate yourself, and love those around you!"
Another protest will take place in Westfield on Sunday at 2:45 p.m. The event is billed on a flyer as a peaceful protest. Organizers said people should follow social distancing/coronavirus precautions and bring water, hand sanitizer, and snacks.
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