Hundreds attend march from Square to Gertrude Ford Center

Published 8:27 am Friday, June 5, 2020

Residents of Oxford gathered once again for a peaceful march that started on the Square and ended at the Gertrude Ford Center Thursday night.

This marks Oxford’s second march in response to the death of George Floyd, a Minneapolis, Minn., man who died while in the hands of police officers. The march is a follow-up of Saturday’s protest rally and was organized by Tracey Williams.

The march began at 7 p.m. on the Oxford Square. Hundreds of people lined the street with their signs saying “Black Lives Matter,” “I Still Can’t Breathe” and “Justice for George Floyd” held high.

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The march ended at the Gertrude Ford Center on the Ole Miss campus with marchers taking a knee for a community-wide prayer.