Nevada County protesters join national movement (PHOTO GALLERY/VIDEO) |

Nevada County protesters join national movement (PHOTO GALLERY/VIDEO)

The Union staff

About 100 protesters demanding justice for George Floyd, police reform, and an end to racism lined the four corners of the Brunswick Road and Sutton Way intersection in Grass Valley’s Glenbrook Basin over the weekend.

Floyd, a 46-year-old unarmed black man, died in the custody of Minneapolis police officers on May 25 and was suspected of passing a fake $20 dollar bill.

A widely spread video shows now former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin, who has been charged in connection with the death, kneeling on Floyd’s neck in the minutes before he died.

Signs held by local protesters read, “I can’t breathe,” and “Jail all killer cops” during the protest.

While the majority of protesters took to the busy Grass Valley intersection on Friday, others also came out on Saturday holding signs and eliciting honks from passersby.

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