By: Sharon Aron Baron
After the murder of George Floyd by a Minnesota police officer, a pair of cousins in Coral Springs were motivated to plan a protest.
Mahek Manjiani, 19, and Shayan Shivji, 17, Coral Springs residents who are both Pakistani-Americans, organized the peaceful protest on Tuesday afternoon.
CBS4 caught the dozens of protesters along University Drive and Sample Road who join a nationwide protest following the death of George Floyd, a Minneapolis man who died while in police custody.
“Of course all lives matter, but our primary focus is Black Lives Matter,” said Shivji, who is a senior at Coral Springs Charter School.
Both residents say the protest is aimed to support the black community at large, but that it was sparked by Floyd’s murder.
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- Sharon Aron Baron is the Editor of Talk Media and writer for Coral Springs Talk. CST was created in 2012 to provide News, Views, and Entertainment for the residents of Coral Springs and the rest of South Florida.
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