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Broward County church holds mock funeral procession as protest for racism

Rolling protest started at Gulfstream Park and ended at Miramar Town Hall

Church in Broward holds unique protest, led by hearse
Church in Broward holds unique protest, led by hearse

MIRAMAR, Fla. – A South Florida church held a different kind of protest on Wednesday, staging a funeral procession.

The hearse-led demonstration was for all victims of police and racial violence, held in the wake of the death of George Floyd.

At one point, police in Hallandale Beach joined those participating in the mock-procession, which rolled from Gulfstream Park to the Miramar Town Center before ending outside a Miramar church.

Many of the vehicles displayed positive messages of hope, with others bared the names of Trayvon Martin, Tamir Rice, Michael Brown, Freddie Gray, and many, many more young, black men and women who were killed by gun violence or police brutality.

The theme of the demonstration, which was organized by Cool Church, is 'Death to Racism, It Must End Now.'

Hundreds of cars took part in the protest-on-wheels.

Protestors joined by police in protest that rolled from Hallandale Beach to Miramar

About the Authors:

Terrell Forney joined Local 10 News in October 2005 as a general assignment reporter. He was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, but a desire to escape the harsh winters of the north brought him to South Florida.