MOUNT VERNON – Jim Singletary never thought he’d see the day.
Protesters – young and old, white and black – marching around Public Square in downtown Mount Vernon. Hundreds of them, chanting and shouting and hoisting signs. Fed up with racial inequality, police brutality, and the systemic oppression of black Americans that began in 1619 and continues today.
GALLERY: 'Justice for George Floyd' peaceful protest in Mount Vernon
Hundreds filled downtown Mount Vernon on Monday night to participate in the "Justice for George Floyd" peaceful protest. Participants marched, chanted, listened and prayed. Mount Vernon police officers spoke with protesters and handed out water bottles. No arrests were made; no shops were damaged.