PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Peaceful protests continued across Philadelphia on Sunday. Chopper 3 flew over the Free People Strike demonstration at the Eastern State Penitentiary.
A group of people gathered outside of the penitentiary to demand Gov. Tom Wolf to release inmates who are vulnerable during the COVID-19 pandemic.READ MORE: Facility Issues Close Yet Another Philadelphia Rec Center Amid Rising Gun Violence Problem Camden City School District Offering $1,000 For Parents To Drive Kids To School Due To Bus Driver Shortage
Nearly a dozen in the group are participating in a hunger strike, which began on May 28. They say they’ll continue until the governor meets their demands.MORE NEWS: FDA Authorizes Pfizer's COVID-19 Booster Shot For Americans Over 65, Those At High-Risk
The group says they’re also protesting for justice for George Floyd, who was killed while in Minneapolis police custody for allegedly using a fake $20 bill.