Hundreds of people protesting police brutality and the death of George Floyd gathered under a sweltering sun in Downtown Miami on Saturday afternoon.
By 3 p.m. the crowd had gathered at Miami’s Torch of Friendship monument at Bayfront Park, some chanting: “Indict, convict, send those killer cops to jail, the whole damn system is guilty as hell!” One man, shirtless in the steamy heat that approached 90 degrees, yelled out: “Say his name!”
“George Floyd!” the crowd shouted back.
A few Miami police officers wearing surgical masks because of the coronavirus pandemic walked up, telling protesters they were only there to watch before backing off. Forty minutes into the protest, the crowd was spirited — and peaceful. Many wore masks, although few bothered to distance themselves from each other because of the threat of the novel coronavirus.
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