Hundreds of Waco community members came together Saturday afternoon in the downtown Indian Spring Park amphitheater for Waco’s CommUNITY Peaceful Rally. It marked the second weekend Waco, Texas has joined a wave of demonstrations in communities large and small demanding racial justice since the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis on May 25. Later Saturday evening, demonstrators marched from the park toward the McLennan County Courthouse and back along Austin Avenue, where they filled the road near Fifth Street and took a knee for a moment of silence, fists raised. Kneeling has become a symbol for many recent demonstrations, showing nonviolent intent while referring to the officer’s knee to the back of the neck that killed Floyd.

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