Powerful, peaceful and prayerful protests in New Jersey contrast the rest of the US

Powerful, peaceful and prayerful protests in New Jersey contrast the rest of the US

| By Greg Scharen and Alexander Heller | (Published on June 2, 2020)

Chants, songs and prayers filled the air on Monday, as people flooded the Asbury Park Post Office to protest the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis Police. Words of prayer and unity were given by speakers that aimed to inspire the crowd to, “go home and do something!”

In a strong display of unity, people began to chant “Let us march!” With the entire crowd of protesters taking to the street, signs in hand, to have their voices heard. While making their way into the streets, Bill Withers’ “Lean On Me” was sung from the Post Office steps throughout the crowd.

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