About 20 people gathered Friday evening in Victoria to protest the death of George Floyd who died while in the custody of Minneapolis police Monday.
The group held signs in the 5100 block of North Navarro Street. They received horn blares of support from passing cars for what 19-year-old Kenedi Long said everybody needs to know about.
“Everybody deserves to be heard from everybody’s point of view,” Long said. “People are not being treated right.”
Long said the group consisted of Victoria residents, some of whom knew each other from high school and others who met and organized the protest in Twitter and Facebook groups.
Camrin Schneider, 19, held a sign reading “HONK FOR JUSTICE” and received consistent horn blares in return.
“Few Victoria residents are impacted by the death of George Floyd, and it’s a problem”, Schneider said. “It needs to be shown, it needs to be seen, it needs to be heard. We’re trying to use our privilege as a voice.”