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