Peaceful March Held in Lake Charles to Protest the Death of George Floyd and Police Brutality
Published June 3, 2020
On Jun 2, 2020, a march down Ryan Street in Lake Charles was held to protest the death of 46-year-old George Floyd who died during his arrest by Minneapolis Police on May 25, 2020. The group met at Millenium Park, then proceeded to the courthouse located across the street from the 1911 Historic City Hall. Several locals then spoke on the steps of the courthouse and the group held a moment of silence before beginning the march down Ryan Street. The march proceeded peacefully down Ryan Street approximately one-and-a-half miles to the Southgate Shopping Center.
Local police and sheriff deputies assisted the protestors in safely making their way along the march, then provided transportation back to where the march started.
Video of Keez Smith speaking at the Lake Charles Courthouse prior to the march.
Clark Miller also shared several photos of the Lake Charles march to his Facebook page.
Featured image source: Screenshot from video on the Facebook page of Keez Smith.
On July 6 CPSO arrested, and booked a Lake Charles man into the Calcasieu Correctional Center charged with 2nd-degree kidnapping; and attempted 1st-degree robbery.
Thursday, July 16, 2020, from 11 am until 1 pm at the Lake Charles Civic Center United Way of Southwest Louisiana and Second Harvest Food Bank will host a contact-free, drive-thru grocery box distribution for A.L.I.C.E. community members experiencing food insecurity.
The intersection of Prien Lake Road and Ernest Street is closed until 7 pm tonight, July 9, 2020.