Photo by Sam Rode
Sunday, August 30, 2020 – 10K Foundation in association with The Minnesota Freedom Fighters and Twin Cities Stand Together hosted a peaceful protest in response to the brutal shooting of Jacob Blake, a father of three, in Kenosha, WI.
Thousands of change makers met on Sunday at the U.S. Bank Stadium and marched through downtown Minneapolis, filling the streets with music and chants. Javonta Patton led the group in song as they departed from U.S. Bank Stadium. Participants carried signs demanding justice for Jacob Blake, and held their fists up to show solidarity with the Black community. Die-ins were performed outside of First Ave and The Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis to visually symbolize the thousands of men and women who have fallen victim to police brutality.
Powerful speeches were made by Jonathan Mason and Tayo Daniels, inspiring and motivating the thousands of change makers in attendance.
The march ended at U.S. Bank Stadium with music and hot food provided by Twin Cities Stand Together.
There was no police presence at this event. The event occurred without incident, giving those who participated a safe, peaceful enviornment to come together, show support, and demand justice.
10K Foundation’s Next Event will take place on October 1st. Leader and organizer Royce White will be walking from George Floyd Square to The White House. All funds collected for this walk will be directly donated to George Floyd’s children.