Standing in solidarity: Peaceful protesters support Black Lives Matter movement |

Standing in solidarity: Peaceful protesters support Black Lives Matter movement

Black Lives Matter protesters took to the Broad Street overpass Tuesdasy afternoon in Nevada City, holding signs and and asking for folks to honk their horns in support of the nationwide movement.
Elias Funez/ |

Around 30 or so folks from around the area took to the Broad Street overpass in Nevada City Tuesday to help support the Black Lives Matter movement that has swept the nation.

The peaceful demonstrators of multiple ethnic backgrounds stood in solidarity by holding signs that read “Pro Black isn’t anti white,” and “White silence = consent.” Others held signs with images of Philandro Castille and others who have recently died at the hands of police and sought only praises and the honk of a horn from passersby.

“It’s actually not too bad, we didn’t think it was going to be this positive,” area resident Josh Todd said while speaking over the sound of car horns.

The majority of drivers over the Broad Street overpass showed support, however an occasional driver could be seen shaking their head in disapproval or quickly rolling their windows up.

“It’s either everyone’s honking or supportive, but nobody booing,” Corey Holop said from the overpass.

To contact Staff Writer Elias Funez, email or call 530-477-4230.

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