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Protest For Justice Turns Into A Forum On Inequality

Jun 11, 2020

Wednesday’s Black Lives Matter march that began at the Boone County Courthouse became a forum where people shared their experience with inequality.

Roughly 70 persons marched peacefully from the courthouse to the MU campusand chanted at times, “No justice, no peace!”

After lying on the ground in front of Francis Quadrangle for 8 minutes and 46 seconds, Demarco Winston, one of the organizers, invited people to come out and speak.

“I have a hatred toward the white community only because they feel like they can say the N-word,” said Nevaeh Moody, a 16-year-old girl who described her experience in a classroom where a white boy used that word and made her angry.

The death of George Floyd, who died after a white police officer put pressure on his neck for 8 minutes and 46 seconds, has triggered outrage for many people about injustice and about racial discrimination in the country. His death was not the beginning of such discrimination, but demonstrators said they want it to end now.

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