Small gathering held Tuesday on anniversary of George Floyd’s death

Walter Johnson spoke Tuesday evening at the Kosciusko County Courthouse square during a memorial event to mark the one-year anniversary of George Floyd’s death. Johnson is an associate pastor at New Beginnings Church in Atwood and called for unity. Photo by Amanda Bridgman, Times-Union.

A small gathering was held on the Kosciusko County Courthouse square Tuesday evening to mark the one-year anniversary of the death of George Floyd.

The event was organized by the local non-profit Voices Against Injustice, which featured speakers and a food drive for a new food pantry located behind the law office of Travis McConnell. According to the Times-Union, the night was not an open microphone event like several events that were held last year, but had several people speak on issues regarding racism and police accountability.

If you would like to see the food pantry, you can head to Travis McConnell’s office at 116 North Buffalo Street.


WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden has met with the family of George Floyd at the White House on the one-year anniversary of Floyd’s death.

The family came to Washington on Tuesday to commemorate their loss and continue to push for a policing law to make criminal justice more just. The path forward on Capitol Hill for the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act remains unclear, but negotiators say they’ve made progress.

Biden says he is “hopeful that sometime after Memorial Day we’ll have an agreement.” The Floyd family also met with congressional negotiators at the Capitol, and visited Black Lives Matter Plaza near the White House.