Hundreds March Through Downtown Fort Worth, Organizer Calls for Peaceful Protest

June 2,2020


See full NBCDFW story by Lili Zheng here. 

For the fifth day in a row, hundreds of protesters marched through downtown Fort Worth to seek justice for the death of George Floyd.

For about a week, Floyd’s death has sparked demonstrations nationwide. In a widely-circulated video, ex-Minneapolis police office Derek Chauvin, who is now facing a third-degree murder charge, is seen firmly pressing his knee into Floyd's neck nearly nine minutes. Chauvin has since been fired, along with three other officers seen in the video.

One of the organizers behind Tuesday’s protest and march through downtown Fort Worth was community activist Donnell Ballard, president of United My Justice.