Many say incidents like this have been going on for quite some time.
Frederick, Md (KM) People took the streets in Frederick on Friday afternoon to protest the death of George Floyd allegedly at the hands of a police officer in Minneapolis. One was Falin Shaver of Frederick. “This is the time for white allies to come out and support people of color, especially the black community,” Shaver said. “This is been a ravaging issue in our country for way too long, and it’s comes to a head finally.”
The march started at Mullinix Park, and ended at Baker Park.
Also taking part is Alderman Roger Wilson, who describes his reaction to the video of Floyd’s death. “I was horrified of the vision of that. It’s really tells a story of what’s happening,” he said.
But Wilson said it was good that someone had a camera to record the event.
He hopes this incident leads to reforms at police departments around the country.
Prior to the march, Roger Kelly, a former Grand Dragon for the Ku Klux Klan, put a posting on social media which said: “Antifa, if you want to come and get it, Friday, Frederick, Maryland, 2 PM.”
Earlier in the afternoon, Alderman Roger Wilson said he saw no signs of anyone trying to disrupt the march. “We are prepared. Our Police Department is prepared, and we’ll be out in force to protect people and property,” he said.
The march drew a crowd of about 5,000, and was peaceful.
On Friday night, the Frederick Police said there were several rolling road closures due to heavy foot traffic in the downtown. The Department on its Twitter page urged car travelers to avoid the downtown for the time being. Also, a number roads were closed due to high water from heavy rains.
By Kevin McManus