Protestors March Downtown Odessa

Odessa, TX – Sunday’s protest went about as smooth as would be expected. Roughly 200 people showed up to protest the death of George Floyd in downtown Odessa.

The group peacefully made five trips back-and-forth on Grant Ave between Eighth and Second street. Police presence was a bare minimal, with a few officers stationed on the roof of the Ector County Courthouse and a few more on top of the parking garage on Eighth St.

The event began at 6:00 p.m. and starting trickling down a little after 8:30 p.m.  Protesters called for justice for Floyd, who died after a Minneapolis police officer choked off his air during an arrest. The group today made it clear they were there to send a message, and did it without having that message take a backseat to destroyed property, fires, rioting, or looting.

The Odessa protestors were allowed space to voice their concerns, and did it peacefully and responsibly. Message delivered.

There was another Permian Basin protest at the Midland Park Mall during the same time.

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