PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney has a message for those participating in Saturday’s justice for George Floyd protest in the city. Kenney took to social media to let city residents know he shares in the outrage many are feeling due to recent events.Elderly Man, Woman Killed In West Philadelphia Multi-Home Fire, Police Say
The mayor went on to say that the Black community should not ” fear for your lives—or for your loved ones,” when they leave their homes.
He added that he has seen Americans across the country protest to express their anger and frustration and he understands the need to stand up and make your voices heard.READ MORE: Pennsylvania Lottery Generates $1.3 Billion In Sales To Benefit Seniors
But that needs to be done in a safe way.
“Please keep each other safe by protesting peacefully, distancing as much as possible, and wearing masks,” he said.
Kenney ended the post by reminding those who are struggling due to recent events, that “we see you, we hear you, and we love you.”MORE NEWS: Thursday's Storms Break Record For Most Tornadoes In Tri-State Area In Single Day
Floyd died while police arrested him in Minneapolis earlier this week.