JACKSON, Wyo. – Peaceful protestors gathered around 1 p.m. today near the Town Square in light of a recent viral video that shows an innocent man, George Floyd, getting pinned to the ground and ultimately killed by a police officer. The protestors said on Facebook that they were gathering for, “Justice for George Floyd and the countless bodies lost to senseless violence at the hands of law enforcement.”

The protest on town square follows many others that are currently happening throughout the United States. Protesters were asked to follow health recommendations on the event page.

“Be sure to maintain our respected six feet, bring masks, bodies, signs, love and energy,” the event on Facebook stated.

Although distancing was followed by only a few protestors, many of them still had masks on.

Protesters could be heard chanting, “Hands up, don’t shoot,” as Jackson Police parked nearby and observed the scene. Other cars were driving by and honking in support of the protesters.

After the chant, protesters kneeled in a minute of silence for George Floyd and other victims of police brutality.

“This reminds me of why I love this community. It’s a sunny afternoon, with less than a 24-hour notice, on a day like today and people still realized the importance of coming,” Jessica Jaubert, a Jackson community member, stated.

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Jacob Gore was born and raised in Cheyenne, the capital city of Wyoming. As a proud Wyomingite, he loves to share his home with visitors from around the world. Spending years in Jackson and Alaska as an interpretive nature guide, he remains a photographer, traveler, storyteller, and avid hobbyist of all-things outdoors. Jacob enjoys bridging the connection between Jackson and the rest of the state.