Dozens gather for prayer vigil in Cedar Rapids over Floyd killing

Published: Jun. 4, 2020 at 1:25 AM CDT
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CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG) - People in Cedar Rapids gathered Wednesday night to remember the life of George Floyd and pray for change.

About 40 people gathered around 7:00 p.m. Wednesday night in Greene Square for a prayer vigil.

Video showing Minneapolis Police officer Derek Chauvin pressing his knee on Floyd’s neck, ignoring Floyd’s pleas until he eventually stopped moving, has sparked nationwide protests. Chauvin has been charged with second-degree murder, and three other officers who were there have been charged as an accessory to the crime.

Participants say this was a long time coming and that they don’t want to “go back to normal.”

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