RONCEVERTE, WV (WVNS) — A peaceful gathering is planned in Greenbrier County in response to the death of George Floyd, whose Memorial Day death in Minneapolis, Minnesota sparked many protests nationwide.
One of them is scheduled for Lewisburg, where organizer Loretta Young and others are planning a peaceful gathering for Thursday, June 4, 2020.
“As young black men have said to me, they feel as though there’s a target on their back and they don’t know when it might be there situation,” Young said. “So, as I look at George Floyd, I said that could’ve been my brother, and I’m not going to sit back silently.”
The gathering will be at the Green Space in Lewisburg starting at 6 p.m., with speeches beginning at 8 p.m. Organizers are asking attendees to follow social distancing guidelines.