BEL AIR, Md. (WJZ) — After days of demonstrations in Baltimore in the wake of the in-custody death of George Floyd in Minnesota, more protests were held in both Bel Air and Reisterstown on Wednesday.
The demonstration in Bel Air began at 1 p.m. while the event in Reisterstown started at 4 p.m.
Dozens gathered outside the courthouse in Bel Air to take part in the protest. Chopper 13 was over the scene of the demonstration.
“My husband’s life matters and my son’s life matters,” Lisa Johnson, of Bel Air, Maryland, said. “All lives matter, black lives matter.”
“I think it’s fantastic, freedom of speech. They are all peaceful, they are all supporting a great cause, we need to have equal justice,”
Mayor of Bel Air, Amy Chmielewski, applauded the demonstration.
“I think it’s fantastic, freedom of speech. They are all peaceful, they are all supporting a great cause, we need to have equal justice,” Chmielewski said.
Bel Air Commissioner, Kevin Bianca, said it’s important that everyone’s voices are heard.
“I think it’s a beautiful thing seeing all these young people out here making their voices heard,” he said.
Another peaceful protest was also held in Reisterstown, Maryland.
“We’ve been fighting for too long for their not to be change yet. When is it going to come is what I want to know,” DeaJah Dodd, of Baltimore, said.
This was the sixth straight day that demonstrators gathered to protest the death of George Floyd.
The Minneapolis police officer who knelt on Floyd’s neck during the arrest, Derek Chauvin, has since been fired and charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter.
On Tuesday, the Minnesota Department of Human Rights announced a civil rights investigation into the Minneapolis Police Department in the wake of Floyd’s death.