Hundreds gather for peaceful protest through Miami’s streets

MIAMI (WSVN) - Hundreds of people gathered for a peaceful protest through Miami.

The protest began amid rainfall at the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office along Northwest 12th Avenue, at around 3 p.m., Tuesday.

“It’s needed to bring awareness to the suppression of black people in the United States,” said a protester.

The demonstration, which began earlier in the day, continued to grow throughout the afternoon and remained peaceful.

Throughout the protest, people held up homemade signs and chanted about inequality, police reform and people of color dying or being mistreated at the hands of police in America.

Demonstrators shut down Northwest 12th Avenue as they wound their way down several streets throughout the city. Every few minutes and every few blocks the demonstrators travel, they took a knee to protest the death of George Floyd.

“It will be up to us as a society to make a difference, so we’ll get to it, no matter what it is or what it takes,” Daniel Mastovich said.

Among some of the landmarks the protesters visited was the Richard E. Gerstein Justice Building, which had closed earlier in the day in anticipation of protesters.

Organizers have been speaking through a megaphone warning participants to proceed with caution and with peace and respect for everyone around them.

Passing motorists honked their horns to show support for the group’s cause, as they made their way through the streets.

The protesters then moved to Northwest Second Avenue and Northwest 24th Street in the city’s Wynwood neighborhood.

Some demonstrators could be seen holding signs that said, “No justice, no peace” and “Black Lives Matter” as they continued their march through the city.

The protest concluded without incident and before dusk at the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office.

Hundreds of others in Broward County took to the streets of Sunrise, Plantation and Coral Springs, as they joined a growing chorus across the country calling for accountability in the death of George Floyd.

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