NEW BRUNSWICK. N.J. - Some 300 people gathered at location of the 2011 shooting of a black man by a New Brunswick police officer to protest the death of George Floyd.
Floyd died on May 25 after Minneapolis, Minnesota, police officer Derek Chauvin kneeled on his neck for more than 8 minutes.
Floyd's death has set off protests and riots in Minneapolis and other cities.
It also rekindled emotions of the shooting death of Barry Deloatch, who was shot twice by a New Brunswick cop at Feaster Park at the corner of Throop Avenue and Handy Street.
Saturday's peaceful protest moved through nearby streets. Some chanted, "No justice, no peace." Others brandished signs inscribed with the words, "Black Lives Matter."
The crowd consisted of a mix of black and white people.
The march was organized and led by local activist Tormel Pittman, who invoked the names of Deloatch, Treyvon Martin, Mike Brown and others.
"We put this together in 18 hours," Pittman said. "Imagine what we could do together without being killed."
Floyd, 46, had been accused of trying to use a counterfeit bill at a local deli. He recently lost his job during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Chauvin and fellow officers Thomas Lane, Tou Thao and J. Alexander Kueng were fired the following day.
On May 29. Chauvin was charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter.