NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — A peaceful protest took to the streets of New Haven Sunday, following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody last week. The protesters made their way through downtown and then took to the southbound lanes of Interstate 95.
This mirrors protests in Waterbury earlier Sunday, and Bridgeport Saturday that blocked other main thoroughfares.
As with protests around Connecticut, the marchers in the Elm City remained peaceful, chanting “no justice, no peace” as they made their way from Broadway to New Haven City Hall, before taking to I-95.
The protest in New Haven is one of several happening around the state and around the country, as people take to the streets to denounce police brutality against minorities, the most recent instance being the death of George Floyd and the subsequent arrest of former officer Derek Chauvin.
Chauvin was seen on video kneeling on Floyd’s neck for over nine minutes while Floyd was handcuffed and on the ground. Chauvin has been arrested and charged in Floyd’s murder.
This is a developing story. News 8 will bring you updates as they become available.