Dozens participate in Bartram Park Black Lives Matter demonstration

Jacksonville, FL — Dozens came together for a show of unity in Bartram Park Monday, a peaceful Black Lives Matter protest, calling for justice for George Floyd. For people like Sherri Jackson, the demonstration became emotional.

“We’ve been dealing with this for too long,” Jackson said. “Too many innocent people have died. It’s not right.”

The group gathered at the intersection of Bartram Park Blvd and Old St. Augustine Road.  People driving by honked to show their support, but one display went even further.

Protesters cheered as Corinne Turkowski and a driver who left her car stopped at the light embraced, two strangers sharing and spreading love.

“I pointed at her and I said, ‘I got you girl,’ and I went and I hugged her, and I said, ‘I love you,’ and I gave her a hug and we cried a little bit together,” Turkowski said.

Turkowski said the woman saw them demonstrating and started crying in her car, so Turkowski wanted the woman to know she’s cared for.

“She said, ‘I love you too,’ so it was just a moment of unity, and that’s what this whole thing is about, unity of the community coming together,” Turkowski said.

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