It was the largest protest in memory in Cobourg as upwards of 700 people took to the streets of Cobourg on June 4, 2020 in response to police violence and the death of George Floyd.
Floyd died on May 25, 2020 when police responded an alleged fraud call in Minnesota. Four police officers have been charged in the death of Floyd whose funeral was held on Thursday.
Cobourg Police officers stood by while the peaceful rally took place starting in Victoria Park just south of King Street.
Numerous times protesters walked down shouting “I can’t breathe, black lives matter, hands up don’t shoot and no justice no peace.”
Protesters first marched to Durham Street, then back down Albert Street to Victoria Park.
At one point, three Cobourg Police officers knelt on one knee facing the protesters who cheered.
A short time later, protesters again went back down King Street to the Cobourg Police Station where they held a minute of silence.
Numerous interviews conducted by Today’s Northumberland are now posted along with video of the protest.