George Floyd protest to be held in Susanville Saturday

A George Floyd/Black Lives Matter protest will be held at Roops Fort at noon Saturday, June 6. The Lassen County Democratic Party and other community members organized the protest.

Jake Hibbitts, chair of the LCDP, said the protest intends simply to shine a local spotlight on a national and international issue.

Protests have been held in major cities around the United States and the world following the death of George Floyd while in police custody two weeks ago. All four officers involved in the incident have been fired and face criminal charges for their roles in Floyd’s death.

News of the local protest and subsequent commentary sparked spirited and intense debate on local social media sites, but Hibbitts said those attending the event intend to hold a peaceful protest.

He said there would be no burning or looting by the local protestors.