A local community held a peaceful protest Wednesday evening.
Menomonie Stands for George Floyd started around 5 p.m. in downtown Menomonie.
An opportunity for the community to protest and demand that our nation brings an end to the senseless violence and murders that continue to affect the black community.
Students at UW-Stout say they were proud of the turnout in support of George Floyd and black lives matter.
“I’m glad we have people here that are standing with us and standing with George and everyone who’s ever been with police brutality and you are with us, we are for you,” said protester, Alicia Gunderson.
“Some day we are going to be telling our kids and grandkids about this and I’m glad that we are part of it, using our voices and making a change,” said protester Kailey Dresel.
“It’s just crazy to me that something happened so close to home but to see everyone support around the entire nation and around the entire globe is awesome,” said Katie Trunkel. And while there are now charges against all four former Minneapolis police officers, protesters say it’s just one step toward justice for George