NATICK – A peaceful protest in support of the Black Lives Matter movement was held in downtown Natick this morning, June 4.
Protest have been happening all over America and Massachusetts since last week, after the death of George Floyd, a black man, who died last Monday, while handcuffed and in the custody of Minneapolis police officers.
A white police officer Derek Chauvin pushed his knee into Floyd’s neck, as he cried that he could not breathe.
On Tuesday, Chauvin and three other police officers were fired, after a bystander’s video showed the incident.
The FBI is now investigating the death, and on Friday arrested Chauvin.
Yesterday, June 3, it was announced the other three former Minneapolis police officers on the scene when Floyd died were being charged with aiding and abetting a murder, and the murder case against former police officer Chauvin was upgraded to second degree.
Photos courtesy of Natick GIS