LORAIN, Ohio (WJW) — Protesters marched through the streets of Lorain on Sunday in response to the death of George Floyd.
The 46-year-old black man died on Monday after a white Minneapolis police officer dug his knee into the back of Floyd’s neck for several minutes as he was on the ground in handcuffs. Witnesses recorded as Floyd struggled to breathe and begged for help.
Protests have erupted across the country throughout the week, with some turning violent, including here in Cleveland. On Saturday night, vandals and looters targeted businesses downtown.
The protest in Lorain remained peaceful as the group moved through the city and arrived at a shopping plaza. Police escorted them along the way.