Silent Vigil to be held in Cedar Falls on Saturday Night
According to CBS2, "The city of Cedar Falls will hold a silent vigil in honor of George Floyd, who was killed while in custody in Minneapolis on May 25th."
The vigil will be held at this Saturday, June 6th at Overman Park in Cedar Falls. The event is open to the public and will begin at 7 p.m.
The Mayor of Cedar Falls is Rob Green. Mr. Green was quoted in the CBS2 story and he said, "It's vital that Cedar Falls take a visible stand against racial injustice."
To read the full story and learn more about the vigil on Saturday night, you can click on this link from CBS2 and Fox 28. Special thanks to our news and weather partners for sharing this story with us.
Here in Cedar Rapids, there will be a "Peaceful Protest" in Green Square Park this Saturday, June 6th. The event will begin at 5 p.m. and and wrap up a few hours later. I spoke with organizers of the event, and they told me the intent is to keep everything peaceful with this demonstration.
Whether you're in Cedar Falls or Cedar Rapids, just be safe out there. I hope folks here in Eastern Iowa can show the rest of the world that you can protest without violence and looting.
Have a great weekend!
[Source of story: CBS 2 and Fox 28]