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: Gunman On Dirt Bike Kills 37-Year-Old Man In West Philadelphia, Police Say Crash Involving SEPTA Bus, 4 Vehicles In Philadelphia's Cobbs Creek Neighborhood
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: Woman Facing Arson Charges After Allegedly Intentionally Setting Fire At Howard Johnson Hotel In Blackwood
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.