Peaceful Protesters Want Change, Work To Educate In Tulsa

Thursday, June 4th 2020, 7:43 am
By: Brooke Griffin


Protestors are still using their voices and signs to try to grab the attention of local officials and law enforcement.

Protestors could be found with signs and chanting at the Tulsa Police Department near 7th Street and Denver late Wednesday night, continuing to demand change.

For the fourth night in a row, peaceful protestors are using their voices and signs to demand racial equality and reform in the Tulsa Police Department, including Princess Grayson who has participated in multiple protests

“I’m not saying all cops are bad, but we do have those cops that come here and take our civil rights away from us; people know their rights” said Grayson.

This all comes in the wake of the death of George Floyd, and Wednesday night was the latest in a string of protests scattered throughout northeastern Oklahoma.

“We are out here to peacefully protest to prove a point. We aren’t here trying to loot; we are here for the love and support. We want to be heard, and we want things to be changed” said Grayson.

Grayson stated this effort is to inform and educate: "All lives can't matter until black lives matter. The color of our skin should never define anyone. We're people, were not black, white, Asian, African, Mexican; We're people. We should all be heard." 

She said even though she has been shot with rubber bullets and hit with tear gas this week, she will continue to stand.

“We are not mad at these police officers; they are people before they are cops. That badge makes them officers, not the color of their skin. We don’t like how corrupt the system is” Grayson stated.

The group said they’ve talked, prayed, and educated during these protests and will continue to do so.