Kitsap Erace Coalition. Image Courtesy of Kitsap Sun
This story was originally written by Austen Macalus, published on Kitsap Sun on May 31, 2020
BREMERTON — The Manette Bridge was lined end-to-end on Sunday afternoon with more than 400 people gathered to “call for justice” as part of a local demonstration amid nationwide civil unrest over recent police killings.
Against a backdrop of signs proclaiming “No justice, no peace” and “I can’t breathe,” protesters decried the killing of George Floyd, a black man who died after a Minneapolis police officer knelt on his neck for almost nine minutes as Floyd pleaded that he couldn’t breathe.