Senator Mitt Romney Marches in Washington, D.C., to Support Black Lives Matter Movement by 30Seconds Mom
Utah Republican Senator Mitt Romney marched to the White House on Sunday, June 7, with about 1,000 protesters. The Christian group had gathered to protest the death of George Floyd, who was killed by a Minneapolis police officer.
Black Lives Matter. pic.twitter.com/JpXUFlxH2J
— Mitt Romney (@MittRomney) June 7, 2020
When asked why it was important for him to be a part of the protest, Romney said, "We need a voice against racism. We need many voices against racism and against brutality,” reports NBC News.
The George Floyd murder is abhorrent. Peaceful protests underscore the urgency of addressing injustices. But violence drowns the message of the protestors and mocks the principles of justice.
— Mitt Romney (@MittRomney) May 31, 2020
No Americans should fear enmity and harm from those sworn to protect us. The death of George Floyd must not be in vain: Our shock and outrage must grow into collective determination to extinguish forever such racist abuse.
— Mitt Romney (@MittRomney) May 28, 2020
The senator has actively tweeted about George Floyd. On May 28, Romney tweeted: "No Americans should fear enmity and harm from those sworn to protect us. The death of George Floyd must not be in vain: Our shock and outrage must grow into collective determination to extinguish forever such racist abuse."
Romney’s own father marched in a civil rights demonstration in the ‘60s.
This is my father, George Romney, participating in a Civil Rights march in the Detroit suburbs during the late 1960s—“Force alone will not eliminate riots,” he said. “We must eliminate the problems from which they stem.” pic.twitter.com/SzrcAyfPD8
— Mitt Romney (@MittRomney) June 6, 2020
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