Multiple peaceful protests throughout Panama City, Panama City Beach Saturday
Across the country, people have been protesting the death of George Floyd here in Panama City, people gathered at the Hathaway Bridge, and other places, to make their voices heard.
All day Saturday, protesters in Panama City joined the voices of thousands across the nation, calling for justice for George Floyd.
“If black lives matter then everybody else’s lives will matter also,” said Katrina Adams.
From the Hathaway Bridge to 23rd Street, protesters say they want to see change.
“I feel like in 2020 is should be different things should be different,” Sydney Ward said.
Earlier this week, Floyd was pinned down to the ground by a Minneapolis police officer, who is shown on video pressing his knee against Floyd’s neck.
The video has sparked national outrage, and protests and riots in big cities.
In Panama City, protestors were peaceful.
“I’m out here for my sons, my grandsons, my ancestors, my daughters, my granddaughters… black lives matter and we just want everybody to have fair treatment, I’m tired of people dying,” Adams said.
As they demonstrated, cars drove by honking their horns or revving their engines.
One protestor added, it’s important to speak up when you see injustice.
“It’s really easy to share a post and talk about things and talk about your beliefs, but I feel like you should put your money where your mouth is and actually demonstrate what you believe in and that’s why I’m here today,” Ward.
Saturday evening, protestors gathered near the Edgewater Crossings shopping center. The protests there remained peaceful, and there was a heavy police presence.