FAIR LAWN, NJ - Protesters lined River Road displaying signs in support of Black Lives Matter, and other signs referencing George Floyd, the black Minneapolis man slain by a white police officer on May 25, and the focal point of protests to date, both peaceful and violent, throughout the country.
"I wanted to show my support in my community," Liz, a college student who attends school in New York City, said. She did not want to give her last name.
On Thursday, June 4, protesters spread out from Fair Lawn Avenue to Berdan Avenue, peacefully protesting and garnering support from motorists who honked their horns as they passed by.
Mayor Kurt Peluso was out surveying the scene with his mask in place, practicing social distancing with Fair Lawn police standing nearby. Police monitored the situation at Fair Lawn Avenue and nearer to Berdan Avenue. The protest lasted for approximately two hours from 3 to 5 p.m.
On Sunday, Hawthorne is scheduled for a similar protest march on Lafayette Avenue at 1 p.m., as learned through social media outlets.