Photo Gallery: ‘No Justice, No Peace’

Protesters honored the life of George Floyd, demanded justice for the police involved in his death and denounced police brutality, racial violence during a protest Sunday.
Maleah Tuttle mobilized the crowd, leading chants for three hours on Sunday. (Robyn Vincent/KHOL)

by | May 31, 2020 | News

Donning face masks, they chanted “No justice, no peace,” “Hold cops accountable” and “Black lives matter.”

A peaceful three-hour protest today to support the Black Lives Matter movement and denounce the killing of George Floyd drew roughly 150 people to the town square in Jackson Hole, some holding signs that quoted iconic civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. — “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”

Other signs referenced the last words of Floyd and Eric Garner: “I can’t breathe.” Both unarmed black men uttered those pleas before police killed them.⠀

It was the most diverse crowd of protesters to take to the town square in recent memory. Dozens from the Latinx community showed up. Some African Americans, Asian Americans and Native Americans protested too. Teenagers and 20-somethings comprised a large chunk of the crowd, but families and older folks could also be seen chanting, raising their fists and kneeling. ⠀

The protest comes amid national civil unrest over Floyd’s death—and that of countless people of color also killed by police—that is transpiring across American cities and unlike anything the U.S. has seen since the 1960s.⠀

Stay tuned for more coverage.⠀

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About Robyn Vincent

Robyn launched KHOL's news department. She has worked as a reporter and editor in Wyoming for the last decade and her work has aired on NPR stations throughout the West. When she's not sweating deadlines, Robyn sustains her nomadic heart by traveling the world with her notebook and camera in hand. Follow @TheNomadicHeart

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