In response to George Floyd’s death on May 25, protests sparked across U.S. cities in the following days. These protests prompted a peaceful and passionate demonstration in Edinburg in support of victims of racism.
Associated Press coverage:
Governor Greg Abbott declares a state of disaster:
Monitor staff writer Berenice Garcia documented the protest as it was happening on her Twitter page, in addition to interviewing protesters:
Despite cancellation of the event by the initial organizers, many still showed up at Edinburg city hall to protest the death of George Floyed and to stand in solidarity of the Black Lives Matter movement. #rgv pic.twitter.com/ee24L91uyk
— Berenice Garcia (@Berenice__G) May 30, 2020