Southwick protesters call for justice over death of George Floyd

Hampden County

SOUTHWICK, Mass. (WWLP) – Protesters took to the streets in Southwick Sunday afternoon to voice their frustrations over the death of George Floyd.

Gathered in front of the First Congregational Church and attracting attention from drivers along Route 202 in the center of town, several dozen young adults quietly shared their views spelled out on the signs they carried.

They were orderly but fervent in what they believe to be right and wrong.

“For us white people, who actually care about the living and well being of people of color, it’s very important we don’t stay silent,” Maggie Lukenda told 22News. “The people in power only listen to us.”

“I think there needs to be an overhaul of the criminal justice system, how they see everything across the country,” fellow protester Jessie Williams added.

The majority of passing motorists honked their horns Sunday in obvious support of these passionate but peaceful protesters, who considered it their responsibility to be heard and share their advocacy with their neighbors in a peaceful and productive manner.

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