GLEN ROCK, NJ - Approximately 600 people marched in the borough on Sunday evening in support of Black Lives Matter to combat "systemic racism," according to many of those in attendance.
Gathering at Main Line Station and walking up to Borough Hall along Rock Road, the protestors kneeled in silence for almost nine minutes, the amount of time George Floyd was held to the pavement with a white Minnesota police officer's knee on his neck. Floyd, a black man, died in police custody on May 25.
Mayor Kristine Morieko called the event "powerful."
Along the route, demonstrators chanted familiar phrases including "no justice, no peace," "I can't breathe," and recited several names of those they felt succumbed to violence because of the color of their skin.