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Race & Demographics

PHOTOS: Protesters Gather Peacefully To Denounce George Floyd Death

A large group of protesters kneeling in the street in downtown Greensboro.
Naomi Prioleau
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WUNC
Protests in Greensboro began Tuesday night with people taking a knee and doing the black power salute to remember why they marched: for George Floyd, who died last week in Minneapolis while in police custody, and also Marcus Smith, who died in Greensboro

Cities across the Triangle and Triad witnessed a night of peaceful demonstrations, more than a week after the death of George Floyd while in police custody in Minneapolis.

Many protesters remained in downtown Raleigh and Greensboro after those cities' 8 p.m. curfew, but the gatherings remained calm, with protesters holding moments of silence and chanting while calling for change.

"The police's response made this different from what it was over the weekend," said organizer Grazie Boccia. "It is not about the way that we protested, it is about the way that we are responded to."

Below are images of the protests in Raleigh, Durham, and Greensboro:

Greensboro resident Candace Clapp heads toward the Greensboro protest for George Flyod with sage and sign in hand.
Credit Laura Pellicer / WUNC
Greensboro resident Candace Clapp heads toward the Greensboro protest for George Flyod with sage and sign in hand.

Hundreds of protester sat in silence front of the governor's mansion in downtown Raleigh on Tuesday, June 2, 2020 before chanting and demanding justice for George Floyd, who was killed in Minneapolis while in police custody last week.
Credit Jason deBruyn / WUNC
Hundreds of protester sat in silence front of the governor's mansion in downtown Raleigh on Tuesday, June 2, 2020 before chanting and demanding justice for George Floyd, who was killed in Minneapolis while in police custody last week.

Protester shake hands and fist bump Raleigh police officers during a rally on Tuesday night to protest the death of George Floyd and violence against black Americans.
Credit Kate Medley / For WUNC
A protester shakes hands and fist bump Raleigh police officers during a rally on Tuesday night to protest the death of George Floyd and violence against black Americans.

A crowd gathers in downtown Raleigh on Tuesday night to protest the death of George Floyd and violence against black Americans.
Credit Kate Medley / For WUNC
A crowd gathers in downtown Raleigh on Tuesday night to protest the death of George Floyd and violence against black Americans.

A crowd gathers in downtown Raleigh on Tuesday night to protest the death of George Floyd and violence against black Americans.
Credit Kate Medley / For WUNC
Protesters gather in downtown Raleigh on Tuesday night to denounce the death of George Floyd and violence against black Americans.
A crowd gathers in downtown Raleigh on Tuesday night to protest the death of George Floyd and violence against black Americans.
Credit Kate Medley / For WUNC
A crowd gathers in downtown Raleigh on Tuesday night to protest the death of George Floyd and violence against black Americans.

Police watch as a crowd gathers outside the governor's mansion in downtown Raleigh on Tuesday night to protest the death of George Floyd and violence against black Americans.
Credit Kate Medley / For WUNC
Police watch as a crowd gathers outside the governor's mansion in downtown Raleigh on Tuesday night to protest the death of George Floyd and violence against black Americans.
A crowd gathers in downtown Raleigh on Tuesday night to protest the death of George Floyd and violence against black Americans.
Credit Kate Medley / For WUNC
A crowd gathers in downtown Raleigh on Tuesday night to protest the death of George Floyd and violence against black Americans.

Protesters gather in downtown Raleigh on Tuesday night to denounce the death of George Floyd and violence against black Americans.
Credit Kate Medley / For WUNC
Protesters gather in downtown Raleigh on Tuesday night to denounce the death of George Floyd and violence against black Americans.

A smaller group of protesters gathered peacefully in downtown Durham on Tuesday to denounce the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis last week.
Credit Rusty Jacobs / WUNC
A smaller group of protesters gathered peacefully in downtown Durham on Tuesday to denounce the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis last week.

Protesters gather peacefully in Greensboro on Tuesday, June 2, 2020 to denounce the death of George Floyd more than a week ago in Minneapolis.
Credit Laura Pellicer / WUNC
Protesters gather peacefully in Greensboro on Tuesday, June 2, 2020 to denounce the death of George Floyd more than a week ago in Minneapolis.

Protesters hold handmade signs while gathering in downtown Raleigh on Tuesday night to protest the death of George Floyd and violence against black Americans.
Credit Kate Medley / For WUNC
Protesters hold handmade signs while gathering in downtown Raleigh on Tuesday night to protest the death of George Floyd and violence against black Americans.

National Guard members take position in front of NC Court of Appeals in downtown Raleigh on Tuesday June 2, 2020.
Credit Kate Medley / For WUNC
National Guard members take position in front of NC Court of Appeals in downtown Raleigh on Tuesday June 2, 2020.

A crowd of protesters, many of them masked, sit in the street in Raleigh.
Credit Kate Medley / For WUNC
A crowd gathers in downtown Raleigh on Tuesday night to protest the death of George Floyd and violence against black Americans.

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