DANVILLE, Ill. (WCIA) — People are gathering outside of the Public Safety Building in protest of the death of George Floyd.
They started protesting around 2 p.m. on the corner of Fairchild and Vermilion and made their way to the PSB. Over 300 protesters participated in Sunday’s demonstration. They chanted phrases like “Black Lives Matter” and messages of justice for Floyd.
Police escorted the protesters through the downtown area. Danville Mayor Rickey Williams, Jr. was seen at the front of the group.
When protesters got to the PSB, there was a pause for seven minutes of silence in honor of George Floyd and other victims of police violence. Williams said he was proud they could do this in a calm fashion and allow community leaders to speak.
“It was definitely a proud moment for Danville,” said Williams.