Sheridan people march for George Floyd

Nearly 200 people, many carrying signs, marched in Sheridan Friday night to protest the death of George Floyd. (Photo by Pat Blair)

At least 200 Sheridan residents, many carrying signs, marched from Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library to the county courthouse Friday night in protest over the killing of George Floyd last month.

One of the marchers, Danielle Arnoux, explained what the protest was about.

Arnoux said around a couple of hundred people expressed interest in the march on the Facebook page put together by organizers of the event.

A couple of marchers finish their signs before the event starts. (Photo by Pat Blair)

Jess Harrelson, one of the co-organizers of the march, said the intent was to show support and solidarity with people of color. She said the goal was to keep everyone safe and keep the march peaceful.

George Floyd, a 46-year-old black man, died on May 25 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, after a white police officer knelt on his neck for almost nine minutes while Floyd lay face-down in handcuffs on the street. His death has sparked protests across the country.

Charges have been filed against all four police officers involved in the incident, and all four were fired the day after. The FBI and Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension are reported to be investigating the incident.



6 Comments

  1. We didn’t solely March for him. We marched for many other black lives. You should take this down and rewrite it.

    Tehn one of the people that spoke: all black lives matter. Not just George floyde it’sany others.

  2. This isn’t comparable to the rodeo, for which the safety of its attendants is on the government and the crowds will be much larger. People make their own choice to protest and potentially get sick, but we can never allow their right to do so be minimized, abridged, or stopped whether we agree with the message or not. The rodeo isn’t protected in the constitution. The right to peaceably assemble is.

  3. That is the first time I have heard Murder called “nonsense”. Your post is indeed “NONSENSE” Randy…..

    • I will be glad to admit that I have made up my mind about the officer’s guilt. I think the video shows the murder from handcuffs, to an intentional knee, on his main artery, to his death. I have that luxury, I am not on the jury. But murder or not, to call what those officers did “nonsense” is still SIMPLY NONSENSE.

    • Harriett, you have been so Against people Not social distancing and Not wearing face masks.
      Why do you think it is okay for 200
      people to do this while protesting?

      • I do Not think it is OK during a protest, their protest would have been far more effective if they had. I did not say that, it was OK… I was referring to Randy calling the cause of the protest nonsense. I do think this area is very blessed with very few cases of Covid. I think the local public has become very lax because we have very few cases. I am sad that social distancing, wearing masks etc. has become somewhat of a political statement as well . With the advent of the tourist season, I hope our lax behavior does not come back to bite us.

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