Religious Community in Traditional Garb Sings in Solidarity With George Floyd Protesters

Members of a religious community, the Church of God, traveled from several US states to gather in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on May 29 to show solidarity with those protesting the death of George Floyd.

This footage, uploaded by Ned Zimmer for the WhatTheNed podcast, shows a small group of people dressed in dark traditional garb. The church members hold signs and sing on the city’s Stone Arch Bridge.

Their signs read: “Thou shall not kill any man” and “Justice for George Floyd.”

The group were initially reported to be members of the Amish community due to their doctrines of “modest dress” and “separation from the world,” as outlined on their website.

The church, based in Greenville, Ohio, issued a statement two days after Floyd died during an arrest.

“Another injustice. Another killing of a defenseless black man by a white police officer—this time in Minneapolis,” the statement reads.

“The video footage of this killing is absolutely inhuman, and this senseless act must be condemned by all people.”

Protests and riots erupted in cities across the US following Floyd’s death after video spread online showing a police officer kneeling on his neck during an arrest in Minneapolis on May 25. Credit: Ned Zimmer/WhatTheNed via Storyful