A Weehawken trio will be hosting a silent, socially distanced vigil for George Floyd on Boulevard East tomorrow evening, with attendees encouraged to bring signs and wear black.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
“We are a group of Weehawken women gathering in the spirit of unity, mourning, and hope. We welcome EVERYONE to join us, including police and local officials, to stand with us in silence,” Mary Ciuffitelli, Christy Mulligan, and Sandra McKenzie Richard said in a joint statement.
They also note that there will be no speeches and social distancing, along with face masks, are strongly encouraged so that children can participate.
“Participants may take a knee, as a symbol of dissent, and echoing the violence inflicted on George Floyd. The Weehawken Administration and Weehawken Police Department have been notified and support this action,” they continued.
The event will be hosted at the Weehawken World War I Memorial, located at Boulevard East between Hudson and Eldorado Place, according to their Facebook invite.
Last week, the Weehawken Policemen’s Benevolent Association Local No. 15 spoke out against Floyd’s killing, calling the act “an appalling and heart breaking tragedy.”
“The actions and inactions of those officers involved do not represent our values, policies or training. George Floyd was denied basic human rights and we do not stand by those officers.”
— WeehawkenPBA15 (@WeehawkenPBA15) May 30, 2020