Hundreds gather in Phoenix Park for George Floyd vigil

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A week after George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis, people in Eau Claire are taking time to remember his life.

A vigil was held in Phoenix Park on Monday in Floyd’s memory.

Organizers were also collecting supplies for people protesting in the twin cities as well as communities impacted by the more violent demonstrations. Some items they are asking for include personal care products, food supplies and masks.

Those in attendance shared a message of hope that all people can finally come together…

“We need to really take a look at the racial divide and really start to take a look at where a lot of us come from,” Said Terrance Wilson. “Poor environments, whether you are white, people who grew up in trailers, grew up in low income housing in bigger cities that have come to this place and we are all equal, everyone should have the opportunity to live safe and live healthy and be responsible and the only we are going to do this is for the whole world to come together.”

“I came out here to fight for the injustice and to fight racism and to fight inequality, stuff like that.  It’s not fair what happened to George, and it shouldn’t happen to anybody at all,” said Lily Meyer.

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