MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Another round of protests calling for an end to social injustice was held throughout South Florida on Saturday.
Chopper 4 flew over a group of protesters near Trump National Doral Miami at around noon.
In Miramar, protesters were marching in the streets and hundreds at gathered at Ansin Park.
With a police escort, demonstrators walked five miles to the park, where hundreds more
rallied for change.
“Eight years, three months after Trayvon was killed, we find ourselves here,” said Tracy Martin, Trayvon’s dad.
Martin said, “The national conversation happening now is long overdue.”
“Often, we say ‘black lives matter.’ All lives matter, but all lives aren’t in jeopardy as much as black people’s lives,” Martin added.
Police tweeted that all entrance and exit ramps to Miramar Parkway were blocked due to protests.
A smaller protest was held in downtown Fort Lauderdale.
At Florida International University’s South Campus, a large group of demonstrators had gathered for a march at a parking lot of the university.
At around 3:15 p.m., demonstrators took their message to nearby streets, as they began to march.
They marched through the streets and at one point, they blocked SW 8th Street and 107th Avenue.
Watch CBS4’s Mike Cugno’s report from FIU:
Another gathering was held at the Torch of Freedom in downtown Miami.
By 4:30 p.m., protestors had made their way to the northbound lanes of Biscayne Blvd.
Demonstrators, who did not want to be identified, spoke to CBS4’s Ty Russell at that location. Here is what they had to say:
“This is not police specific. It’s in the education system. It’s in the real estate market. It’s in banking. It’s everywhere. The problem with those systems is that they kill you slowly. Police kill you instantly. So, this is the place to start.”
Chopper 4 was over the protest in downtown Miami:
“We too will be free to help the Latinos, we too will be free to help Asians and immigrants. We too will be free to help women. Right now, we have a lot of shackles. We are a crucial member of the team. So, it’s time for us to step up to get it right. Us to be liberated so we can continue this fight against the ruling elite.”
“It feels like a big family. Everybody here is tired of everything going on. We are not going to stop until we get justice. You feel me?”
Protesters were holding signs and chanting for change.
By 6:30 p.m., the demonstrators had made their way to Wynwood.
South Florida protesters joined nationwide protests asking for police reform and justice in the aftermath of the death of George Floyd, a Minneapolis man who died while in police custody.
Saturday’s protests marked the 12th day of consecutive demonstrations.
Miami-Dade has a countywide curfew in effect, starting at 9 p.m.
I’ve ordered the curfew time to be changed to 9 p.m., beginning Saturday, June 6, 2020, until further notice.
— Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez (@MayorGimenez) June 6, 2020
The protests were peaceful.