MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (WCBD) – Hundreds of peaceful protesters gathered at Mount Pleasant’s Memorial Waterfront Park on Sunday.
Protesters, local leaders and law enforcement spoke to the group and held prayer for the community and the national ahead of their walk for unity on the Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge.
The goal of the march is to call for an end to police inequality, brutality, and reform within law enforcement agencies.
The event, which was hosted by Build a Brother Foundation, comes after more than a week of protests across the Lowcountry and the nation following the death of George Floyd, an unarmed African American man who died while being restrained by police.
Once at the top, officials held a moment of silence for Floyd and African American men and women who have died while in police custody.
Protesters chanted “Black Lives Matter,” “no justice, no peace,” and other phrases as they walked up the bridge Sunday afternoon.
Boats were also seen in the harbor with banners promoting the Black Lives Matters movement and cheered as protesters marched across the bridge.
The walk remained peaceful.
Meanwhile, a separate group held a counter-protest in Mount Pleasant at the same time as the bridge walk. They marched from Walmart on Highway 17 to Mount Pleasant Towne Centre.