2nd Group Protests Racism, George Floyd’s Death

Yesterday’s Jesup Green protest against the Minneapolis police killing of George Floyd — and systemic racism in America — was planned in just 48 hours. It was well publicized.

This morning, another protest took Westport by surprise.

A group of 100 or so mostly young people — many wearing black, all wearing masks, and reportedly from several area towns — gathered at Jesup Green.

Westport Police closed traffic, and helped them cross the Ruth Steinkraus Cohen Bridge safely.

Westport Police Chief Foti Koskinas helps the group cross Jesup Road.

The protesters headed west on the Post Road toward Norwalk, then returned. With a police escort — chanting “Get off my neck! Black lives matter!” — they returned to Jesup Green.

Right now (1:30 p.m.), they are massed in front of the Westport police station. Norwalk police were on hand to assist.

(Hat tip: Chip Stephens)

14 responses to “2nd Group Protests Racism, George Floyd’s Death

  1. Tom Feeley Sr

    But no Memorial Day parade?

  2. Stephen Rubin

    What has happened to Westport?

  3. Elaine Marino

    I worry that looters will come to Westport. Look at what happened in Santa Monica yesterday: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_qvXQU9R5Aw

    We are fooling ourselves if we think “that can’t happen here.”

  4. I tip my hat to all our area police Westport, Norwalk, Bridgeport, Stamford, CT State Police etc…
    They have been extremely kind with escorts and directing traffic to those who wish to march.

  5. BRAVO TO THE MARCHERS . . .BRAVO TO THE POLICE . . .

  6. Ditto: BRAVO TO THE MARCHERS ….. BRAVO TO THE POLICE
    Don Bergmann

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