Vigil held for George Floyd in Lake Worth Beach

Vigil held for George Floyd in Lake Worth Beach

A vigil for George Floyd was held Saturday at the Cultural Plaza near the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Lake Worth Beach.

Organizers met at City Hall before beginning a peaceful walk down Lake Avenue at 8:30 p.m.

"I've seen first hand racism in this country and it needs to stop," said one protester. "It needs to change."

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At the memorial, the Rev. Tony Cato shared some words and then lead participants in prayer, followed by a moment of silence.

According to organizers, the gathering was to peacefully bow heads in a solemn moment of acknowledgment that Floyd's death was a "horrible travesty of justice, at its worst."

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