George Floyd Inspired Protest Demonstration Saturday in Kennewick
There are rumblings and rumors and reports that another protest demonstration is scheduled to take place this coming Saturday, June 13, 2020 in the vicinity of the Columbia Center Mall and Columbia Center Blvd. in Kennewick.
The march is called, "No Justice-No Peace, One Unified Protest" and will run from approximately 11:00 a.m to 2:00 p.m.
According to a Facebook post about the event, it lists five persons who are hosting the event:
* Joel-Nunn Sparks - a freelancer and teacher in the Pasco School District
* Marlando D. Sparks - from Cornerstone Church in Pasco
* Jamie Torres of Pasco, his group is Jamie and the Justice League
* The other organizers are from Brooklyn, NY and Los Angeles, CA
A statement from the event organizers says:
Join us again as we peacefully protest systematic racism in honor of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and countless others. We protested peacefully in Richland; we spread love, joy and lifted our voices in Pasco; and will be taking all that good energy to the streets of Kennewick!! JOIN US!
Other than a degree of verbal sparring, and a Lamb Weston employee getting fired for pulling a gun at a Richland protest on John Dam Plaza, he was arrested for intimidation, the protest demonstrations have been, for the most part, orderly.
There is concern and varying opinions surrounding protesters lying face down on the sidewalk with some, according to reports, choosing to stick parts or all of their bodies into the street.