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Unity in the Community

Sunday morning many Minden citizens of varying backgrounds all joined together in front of the Civic Center to honor the memory of George Floyd and join together as one voice against racial injustice that many Americans go through every day.

The group gathered in front of the Civic Center and after a prayer, gave the opportunity to everyone who wanted to come forward and speak their mind over the events that have been unfolding over the past few weeks.

“I’ve been living in Minden for almost seven years now. I came down here because I wanted to build my family, build my life, do something different. 

I have a 7 year old son, who is really wanting to be a Minden Police Officer, and the things that I’ve heard within this city, what example does that leave for the children that’re here?” said local citizen Nesia Williams.

“So today, I’m walking for him. I’m walking for all the children, everybody in the world, that has faced injustice, inequality, and police brutality. It’s time for all of us to come together.”

Afterward the crowd started marching down Broadway, occasionally chanting phrases such as “black lives matter,” “all lives matter,” “no justice, no peace,” etc. Some had even stationed themselves along the marching route in order to pass out water to those taking part.

“There’s enough division in the world. We’re always being divided between the media. Between our peers. It’s time to take a stand, and I’m here today to show that. I’m here today to show that I’m here for everyone. My black brothers and sisters, my caucasian brothers and sisters, everybody,” said Williams.