Chief David Zibolski and Captain Andrew Sayles of the Beloit Police Department took a knee with protestors in an act of solidarity on Sunday as a crowd gathered outside Horace White Park and Beloit City Hall to demand justice for George Floyd.
Protesters in Beloit took to the streets Sunday and the large crowd chanted for Zibolski to take a knee with them to honor Floyd. He and Sayles did.
“It shouldn’t take this many people for the cops to come out and say they’ll change,” Elijah Thompson told WIFR 23 in Rockford, Ill. “You all have to understand the cops have been doing this, they’ve been killing us. They don’t hesitate to kill us.”
Thank you for everyone who shared their voices today at Horace White Park and City Hall. We appreciate the fact that…
The City of Beloit Police Department addressed the death of George Floyd on their Facebook page.
“Thank you for everyone who shared their voices today at Horace White Park and City Hall. We appreciate the fact that today’s observance has remained peaceful. We look forward to continuing conversations with our community,” they posted. “Chief Zibolski and Capt. Sayles took a knee in solidarity to speak against George Floyd’s death. His death sickens us all and we call for justice to be served in Minneapolis.”