Demonstrators walk down Broadway holding up their hands while chanting "Hands Up, don't shooot," to protest police brutality and racism in Eureka, CA on May 30 following the death of George Floyd in police custody in Minneapolis. | Photo by Thomas Lal

Eureka Protests Erupt After George Floyd Murder

Eureka protesters gathered in front of the Humboldt County Courthouse

Eureka protesters gathered in front of the Humboldt County Courthouse

Hundreds of community members gathered in the rain outside of the Humboldt County Courthouse, Sat. May 30, to protest the death of George Floyd who was murdered while in police custody in Minneapolis, MN. From 3 to 10:30 p.m. demonstrators marched through Eureka up to the Slough Bridge, back through town and then down Broadway. Law enforcement was largely cooperative with demonstrators, blocking intersections as people made their way through traffic. Chants could be heard the entire way even as groups split up and went to various parts of the city. 

As the group returned to the courthouse tensions flared at the sight of several police vehicles, which were soon removed from the scene. Eureka Police Chief Steve Watson was present at the protest and spoke with demonstrators as the crowd dispersed and headed away from the courthouse. These demonstrations in Humboldt are some of countless that have sprung up across the nation following Floyd’s murder. 

Share This Post

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on email
Share on reddit

More Stories

Women’s rugby returns to practice after long hiatus

By Jake Knoeller Cal Poly Humboldt has a women’s rugby team for the first time since 2020. The COVID-19 pandemic and some conflicts with the school kept them off the field for multiple years, but they are finally practicing again.

Noise, rage, and skateboards — RampArt releases compilation LP

By Nathan Sano Through the endless cloud of hairspray, denim and the occasional crop dusting lies a paradise for local skaters, punks and music lovers alike. For the rest of us, it’s something adjacent to a welcome fever dream.  This

Beloved student Camile Nauta dies at 21

By August Linton Camile Nauta, a beloved CPH student and community member, was hit by a truck and killed while out walking their dog Wilson with friend Rune Kubbany on Jan. 17. Wilson was also killed in the accident, and

Be First to Comment

Leave a Reply