Photos | Piedmonters join George Floyd Solidarity March that draws thousands

Julie Reichle

Peaceful marchers listen to the speakers at Oakland Tech High School at the beginning of the march.

Piedmonters joined Monday’s mass gathering organized by students at Oakland Technical High School. The march brought together nearly 15,000 supporters, according to Oakland police chief Susan Manheimer. The peaceful march was one of many across the country as protesters closed on the seventh day of public outrage over Floyd’s death.

Exedra photographer Julie Reichle captured scenes from the kick-off at Oakland Tech, where the march started with several impassioned speeches and live spoken poetry performances by Oakland students and continued down Broadway to City Hall. Resident Heather Haggarty also shared images and a video of the march.

According to messages posted on a Facebook page for Piedmont parents and an email from the Piedmont Appreciating Diversity Committee (PADC), some local residents are organizing their own show of solidarity at the corner of Highland and Oakland Avenues at 5 p.m. Wednesday, June 3.

Video courtesy of Heather Haggarty

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