Hundreds Unite in Manteo for Protest Against Police Violence [Video]
Hundreds of people gathered in an inspiring show of unity at the Dare Minority Coaltion‘s peaceful protest against police violence in Manteo on Tuesday (6/9/20).
Various speakers, including nationally renowned singer and Dare native Tshombe Selby, Coalition Executive Director George Carver Jr., Dare County Sheriff Doug Doughtie, Manteo Police Chief Vance Haskett, local historian Darrell Collins, and more, took the stage to deliver powerful and emotional words of equality for all to approximately 500 attendees, who showed up with signs and t-shirts showing support for the Black Lives Matters movement in the wake of the recent killing of George Floyd.
The majority of those in attendance were wearing face masks due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, though many were not, and social distancing was a challenge, as the crowd assembled on the front lawn of the College of the Albemarle (COA) campus in Manteo.
During his remarks, Dare County Sheriff Doug Doughtie stated, “Without question, what we saw occurring with the death of George Floyd goes against everything that a law enforcement officer represents. We are dedicated to protect and serve, and those officers failed miserably.”
A moment of silence was held for eight minutes and 46 seconds in memory of George Floyd and all the other victims of police violence.
To learn more about the Dare Minority Coaltion and to get involved with the local non-profit, visit the official website at DareMinorityCoaltion.
You can watch highlights from the event in the video below, and then scroll down to view our exclusive photo gallery.
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