Temperatures soaring into the 90s didn't deter over a thousand protestors who took to the streets of New Orleans on May 30. The crowd gathered in solidarity with groups across the country protesting racist police practices and police violence following the death of George Floyd at the hands of police officers in Minneapolis, MN. The group gathered first at City Hall, marched to NOPD headquarters, proceeded to Orleans Parish Prison, then broke up briefly before gathering back at City Hall.
Unlike protests that took place in Minneapolis, Nashville, Atlanta, New York, and Los Angeles, the protest gathering in New Orleans remained peaceful throughout, garnering thanks from both city officials and NOPD officers.
"The New Orleans Police Department appreciates the way demonstrators conducted themselves today while exercising their right to free speech. We are proud of our great city and our community’s commitment to advocate for social justice," the department posted in a tweet.
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