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BLM protesters march along the Corpus Christi bayfront

Posted at 11:08 PM, Jun 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-07 00:08:19-04

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — For a second straight weekend, protesters came together and had a peaceful march in the wake of George Floyd's death at Waters Edge Park on Shoreline Boulevard.

The Corpus Christi Chapter of the Texas Association of Black Personnel in Higher Education, along with other local organizations, came together to rally in memory of black lives lost.

" It is important that we show concern, but also stand side-by-side with our community, all communities, especially the black community. It gets over-looked so many times, but want to let them know we are here, and we are not just here during election time, but we are here during the good times and the bad,” said John Marez-Nueces County commissioner Pct 3

Men and women of all races and ages joined community leaders to protest police brutality and racial injustice. This was a solidarity day of action designed as a peaceful remembrance.

"Justice, peace, policy, and conversation, " said Texas Association of Black Personnel in Higher Education Tina Butler.

“It is not just about African American black people like myself; it’s also about minorities. It is Corpus Christi. There is a very diverse demographic here.” said protester Courtney Luckerson.

Floyd's death is the most recent in a long line of high-profile killings of black people by police officers.

"We may not be in such a predicament as the bigger cities because we are much smaller than them, but to think that does not happen here, hopefully that will change," said Butler.

Everyone here at the protest had the same agenda, and that message was clear, it was all about equality.