Lancaster Stands Up hosts ‘honk and drive’ protest in Lancaster City


LANCASTER, Pa. (WHTM) — Lancaster Stands Up hosted a honk and drive protest in Lancaster City Sunday afternoon.

Organizers say they wanted people to stay in their cars to protect themselves from COVID-19 while demanding justice for George Floyd.

“As you know, there are protests popping up all over big cities and small towns across this county right now because people are at a breaking point and want to see an end to racist policing,” said Eliza Booth, organizer with Lancaster Stands Up.

“I am so proud of the Lancaster community that showed up in force today to peacefully demand justice for George Floyd, and all the black people who have died at the hands of racist policing,” said Booth, “This multi-racial coalition of people is saying in one voice that Black Lives Matter. We are demanding an end to racist policing in our community and our country.”

Organizers say the honk and drive protest ended at 3 p.m. More protestors have gathered in Lancaster City and are out of their cars walking around. There is a heavy police presence.

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