A disturbing image posted by LaToya Ratlieff on Instagram is visceral proof that peacefully protesting police brutality in the United States can get your skull cracked open by law enforcement.
On Sunday, May 31, Ratlieff was at a peaceful demonstration at Huizenga Plaza, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida organized by Black Lives Matter Alliance of Broward and other local groups to protest the deaths of George Floyd and people of color at the hands of police.
An estimated 1,500 citizens attended the protest and they were told not to engage with the police and to remain calm at all costs. Organizers chose a couple of dozen marchers and designated them as peace keepers if tension should arise.
- 18 Powerful Moments from Peaceful Protests over the Death of ... ›
- John Cusack Films Altercation With Police at George Floyd Protest ›
- Tennessee police chief tells officers who defend George Floyd's ... ›
- Public health experts share open letter defending anti-racism protests during the pandemic - Upworthy ›