Memphis protesters resume cries against police brutality

Memphis protesters continue call for social justice

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - The call for social justice continued on the streets of Downtown Memphis Thursday night.

Protesters rallied for the first time since the curfew was lifted in the Bluff City.

A crowd of about 50 to 60 protesters moved through Downtown, stopping to take a knee at intersections along the way.

Kneeling every time for eight minutes, 46 seconds -- the amount of time George Floyd was pinned to the ground.

They chanted "No Justice, No Peace" and "Black Lives Matter."

This is the third week of protests in Memphis.

Organizer Devante Hill has no plans to rest.

"The protests will continue as much as Memphis needs the momentum. So, we don't have a date to stop. I don't think change ever stops. And the moment we stop change is the moment we find ourselves stuck, and I think that's where Memphis has been for the past 52 years,” said Hill.

Hill and other protest leaders have had two meetings now with Mayor Jim Strickland and Police Director Mike Rallings.

Two more are scheduled for the next two Wednesdays.

Hill said he’s working to change MPD practices, though he said he is not asking Memphis Police to change the department’s “Use of Force” or firearms training policies.

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