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Friends Of George Floyd Speak In Kalamazoo

Jul 11, 2020
John McNeill / WMUK

Hundreds of people gathered in Kalamazoo's Bronson Park Saturday, July 11, for a Black Lives Matter rally and march. The event featured two close friends of George Floyd.

Earlene McMichael | WMUK

This is the third in a three-day series. It aired Wednesday, June 24, 2020.

Across the country, African-Americans have protested with white allies in united outrage over George Floyd dying in police custody in Minneapolis last month. In Kalamazoo, most of the hundreds of participants at the larger protests are white. But as people of color start to plan next steps, some wonder: Will allies continue to work to end systemic racism once the big demonstrations stop?


WMUK | Earlene McMichael

This is the second installment in a three-day series. It aired on Tuesday, June 23, 2020.

Across the country, African-Americans have protested with white allies in united outrage over George Floyd dying in police custody in Minneapolis last month. In Kalamazoo, the vast majority of participants at the larger protests have been white. But as people of color start to plan next steps, some wonder: Will allies continue to work to end systemic racism once the big demonstrations stop? 


Earlene McMichael |WMUK

This is the first installment in a three-day series. It aired on Monday, June 22, 2020.

Across the country, African-Americans have protested with white allies in united outrage over George Floyd dying in police custody in Minneapolis last month. In Kalamazoo, the vast majority of participants at the larger protests have been white. But as people of color start to plan next steps, some wonder: Will allies continue to work to end systemic racism once the big demonstrations stop? 


Earlene McMichael | WMUK

Hundreds of people, including many teens and young adults, chanted "no justice, no peace," "I can't breathe" and "black lives matter" as they marched against police brutality in the streets of downtown Kalamazoo today, beginning and concluding their journey in Bronson Park, where speeches urged a stop to the violence against people of color. 


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