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Group Rallies at Four Freedoms Monument in Downtown Evansville

An Evansville group gathered at the Four Freedoms Monument over the weekend to "stand in solidarity with George Floyd as the trial that determines the justice for his life and for his family lurks around the corner," according to organizers.

Posted: Mar 22, 2021 8:55 AM
Updated: Mar 22, 2021 8:57 AM

An Evansville group gathered near the Four Freedoms Monument over the weekend to make their voices heard.

The group "Students of Color EVV" organized the event held Sunday, with the main goal of "standing in solidarity with George Floyd as the trial that determines the justice for his life and for his family lurks around the corner," according to organizers.

In May 2020, Floyd died in Minneapolis, Minnesota, when he was taken into custody by former Minneapolis Police officer Derek Chauvin, who was seen on video kneeling on his neck for several minutes.

Floyd's death sparked nationwide unrest and Anabella Stegmaier, the founder of Students of Color EVV, says the conversation of racial equity needs to continue.

"When you hear about it in the news, it's not just over there - the issue is still here, and it's in Evansville," said Stegmaier, founder of Students of Color EVV. "Racism affects people here every day, and I just feel like that should be spoken up about more."

Organizers say they plan to protest every Sunday near the Four Freedoms Monument for the foreseeable future.


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