JAMESTOWN – Nearly 90 people are gathered at Tracy Plaza at City Hall Sunday evening to call for justice following the George Floyd killing.
The protest started around 6 p.m. with music and lasted late into the night. People marched around City Hall for awhile, and are now parked at the corner of Third and Spring Streets chanting at cars nearby.
Protesters have chanted phrases like “I can’t breathe” and “No justice, no peace.” Many have said they plan to be out all night.
Jamestown Police were set up around the corner of the protesters.
There is a group of citizens, around 10, who are watching from across the streeet. They said they plan to keep business safe through the evening.
Many are yelling “F**k Trump” and “F**k you” to those across the street. Saying “If they are not standing with us, you’re against us.”
During an interview with WNYNewsNow’s Justin Gould, Jamestown residents Izonna Austin and Joshaia Houston said they were out at the protest for worldwide injustice.
“Somebody has to speak up at some point in time. If nobody says anything, nothing with ever change” said Austin.
Austin also said they are there only to be heard and not to argue.
Houston said she is tired of being afraid to talk to police and feeling unequal.
“This has to stop… without the badge, you are the same as us,” said Houston.