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Sen. Romney seen marching at DC protests against George Floyd’s death

Jun 7, 2020, 4:28 PM | Updated: 4:36 pm
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Sen. Mitt Romney was seen marching with protesters in DC against George Floyd's death Sunday. (Photo: Mitt Romney)
(Photo: Mitt Romney)

WASHINGTON — Utah Sen. Mitt Romney was seen marching the streets with roughly 1,000 Christians in a faith-based demonstration Sunday, according to photos posted on the senator’s Twitter. 

The large group marched in silence along the highways of D.C. toward the White House, recalling the Selma Marches of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in 1965, according to tweets by Hannah Natanson of the Washington Post. The march was organized by local pastors to protest the death of George Floyd. 

 

Sen. Romney is seen on video telling reporters he was marching “to make sure that people understand that Black Lives Matter.” 

He later posted photos of himself among the crowds at the protests, with the caption, “Black Lives Matter.’

 

The senator had taken to Twitter over the past week to speak out for civil rights, calling the death of Floyd “abhorrent.” Sen. Romney championed the idea of peaceful protests, saying they “underscore the urgency of addressing injustices.” 

However, violence only drowns it out, he tweeted. 

Sen. Romney posted a photo on Twitter Saturday of his father, George Romney, marching in the Detroit suburbs in the late 1960s. 

 

In several photos posted online Sunday, the senator was seen in a similar setting — although Sen. Romney was wearing masks, along with protesters around him, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. But the sentiment remained the same. 

The senator marched among the mostly-evangelical group, with protesters chanting, “Black lives matter!” and singing “This Little Light of Mine.” 

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Sen. Romney seen marching at DC protests against George Floyd’s death