Friday, June 5, 2020 5:58 PM EST
By The Associated Press, AP
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Hundreds of people in Harrison and across Arkansas gathered to protest the killing of George Floyd. The protest on Thursday in downtown Harrison square drew about 300 people who chanted, “Silence is violence,” “Equality is justice” and “I can’t breathe.” The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported that demonstrations were held Thursday in Cabot, Fort Smith, Pine Bluff and Little Rock. Floyd died in Minneapolis on May 25, after a white police officer pressed his knew into the handcuffed black man's neck for several minutes even after he stopped moving and pleading for air. His death has sparked a national movement against racism and police brutality.