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Peaceful protesters make voices heard in New Hope, Lambertville


Nearly 1,000 people of all ages and races marched in Lambertville, N.J., and New Hope June 6, in peaceful protest, chanting, “Black Lives Matter,” “No Justice No Peace” along with the names of names of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor – African Americans who died at the hands of police in recent months.

The approximately two-hour march, lasting from 5 to 7 p.m., started at the Wells Fargo Bank in Lambertville and wound through the city, across the bridge into New Hope and down Main Street, before returning to Lambertville.

Protests have taken place across the United States and around the world since Floyd died in late May, pinned to the ground by his neck for nearly nine minutes by a now-former Minneapolis police officer as Floyd said, “I can’t breathe.” The former officer, Derek Chauvin, has been charged with second-degree homicide.

Taylor was killed in March when police broke down the door to her apartment Louisville, Ky., in an attempted drug sting, and shot her eight times. Authorities reportedly suspected a man involved in a drug ring was receiving packages of drugs at her home. The FBI is investigating the circumstances surrounding Taylor’s death.