Porsha Williams Hits The Streets Of Atlanta To Protest Justice For George Floyd: We Are NOT Okay
“The Real Housewives of Atlanta” star Porsha Williams has joined thousands of others across the nation who have participated in recent protests surrounding the police-involved death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The bystander video that surfaced this week showing 46-year-old George Floyd, a black man, being held to the ground by the knee of former police officer Derek Chauvin, a white man, for over eight minutes has sparked nationwide outrage and a call for action.
Porsha Williams, sister Lauren Williams, and her friend Shamea Morton donned masks and held signs while rallying for justice in the streets of Atlanta Friday afternoon (May 30th).
Porsha Williams, the granddaughter of civil rights leader and friend of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Hosea Williams, shared with CNN why she was participating in the “Stop Killing Us” March:
I’m just like anybody else. I may be young but I am here to be a voice for the voiceless. What is going on in black America is not okay. We are not okay. We just wanna live and I am out here today to make sure that everybody understands that black lives matter. We want justice for George Floyd’s family.”
She said that while Chauvin has been arrested, that’s only the first step.
I know one cop has been arrested. We would like the other cops to be arrested and charged with murder and we are gonna protest until it is done. We’re sitting out here for anybody, any family who has suffered from police brutality. We are done. We’re tired and we are not gonna take it anymore. We’re not gonna sit at home. We’re going to march. We’re gonna lift our voice and we are gonna be heard.
Thet trio proudly marched together alongside other protestors through the streets of Atlanta in a large demonstration for justice. The gathering later turned violent with the looting of stores, vandalism, and police cars being set on fire.
According to posts on Porsha‘s Instagram, you can see people of various races marching together, holding signs, and chanting “Black Lives Matter” and “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot.”
Porsha also went live on Instagram to talk about how watching the video of George Floyd’s detainment and subsequent death made her feel “traumatized” and Derek Chauvin’s police record:
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