Throughout the week, you’re sure to see widespread media coverage of the George Floyd protests across the country.
Keep in mind, that while the majority of what the media is currently circulating is centered around looting, violence, and “unpeaceful protesting”, there’s a side of the protests that aren’t getting nearly enough recognition.
Here are 10 examples of powerful and peaceful moments of protests in cities across the country as captured and shared by users across social media to remind people of the real purpose of these demonstrations.
Beautiful moment of respect in Boston for George Floyd’s life but bet you won’t see this and the peaceful protests we had for hours before all hell broke loose. #bostonprotests pic.twitter.com/DRWwaUIppq
— Steve Nguyen (@WoahIsThatSteve) June 1, 2020
2. Los Angeles
This is Santa Monica, Los Angeles right now.
Hundreds of protesters raise their fists and kneel in silence for George Floyd.
— Sarah Abdallah (@sahouraxo) June 1, 2020
3. Niagra Falls, New York
Niagara Falls, New York. Protestors fist bumping police after a successful peaceful protest❤️✊ pic.twitter.com/h4GQOhM9ce
— nico (@___neezy) June 1, 2020
4. New York City
Thousands of peaceful protestors kneeling in silence today in Times Square before rising together is one of the most beautiful things I’ve ever witnessed #blacklivesmatter #peacefulprotest #nyc #nypd #justiceforgeorgefloyd #blm #JusticeforBreonnaTaylor #newyork #protests2020 pic.twitter.com/L0HgE0lyND
— Peter Scattini (@jpscattini) May 31, 2020
— Sarah Abdallah (@sahouraxo) May 30, 2020
— 𖤐 (@mylanagd) May 31, 2020
7. Los Angeles
Up early this morning to help clean up Fairfax. A lot of small businesses hit hard but it was really nice to see the community come together to help clean up this mess. pic.twitter.com/V3veXk1EHp
— anealjoshua (@anealjoshua) May 31, 2020
— Jessica Manley (@jessicamanley_) June 2, 2020
9. Washington, DC
Peaceful Protest now outside White House. Protestors kneeling and chanting “stop killing black people.”
This is Day 3 of Washington, DC protests: pic.twitter.com/isfZGFZeGe
— Joyce Karam (@Joyce_Karam) May 31, 2020
10. Flint, Michigan
Let it be known: #Flint Michigan “The most violent city in America” had a successful peaceful police protest tonight. ✊🏼✊🏾✊🏿#BLACK_LIVES_MATTER #JusticeForGeorge #WalkWithUs #FlintMichigan pic.twitter.com/oQC8PIZ8gr
— Sarah Johnson (July) (@sarahjuly810) May 31, 2020