first_imgProtest organizer Dan McCarn speaks to the crowd today at the Pond. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com A participant holds a ‘Black Lives Matter’ sign at the protest this afternoon by Ashley Pond Park. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com The crowd listens to Beverly Neal Clinton speak this afternoon from the pavilion at Ashley Pond Park. She urged the crowd to read ‘White Fragility’ and Dr. James Elliott’s ‘Brown Eyes, Blue Eyes’. Additionally, Neal Clinton encouraged white people to not be silent. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com A participant at the protest today at Ashley Pond Pond. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com Protest organizers Kristin Foree Tobias and Dan McCarn ride their horses Salmone, left, and Hennessy, right. Foree Tobias said of the protest, ‘You feel so much hope and unity’. McCarn pointed out that the protest was organized with the support of the Los Alamos Police Department. He added that while the police department coordinated with them to hold the protest, the department wished to stay out of the way. ‘We have an excellent police department,’ McCarn said. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com Anna Moore, 6, finds one of the many small rocks painted with the name of black men who died in police custody and the words ‘Say His Name’ placed today around Ashley Pond. This rock is painted with, ‘Stephen Clark – Say His Name’. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com One of the signs carried during the protest this afternoon at the Pond. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com Rev. Christopher Adams of Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church addresses the crowd, emphasizing that police officers who use force inappropriately should be reprimanded not with administrative leave but with jail time. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com Derek Thomas speaks to the crowd. ‘I smile because we’re talking about an issue that effects the entire country,’ he said. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com Some 100 people or so participate this afternoon in a ‘Black Lives Matter’ peaceful protest at Ashley Pond Park in downtown Los Alamos. The protest is among many protests (several erupting in violence) taking place across the nation in response to the recent death of George Floyd, a 46-year-old black man, while in police custody in Minneapolis, Minn. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com Participants at the protest today at Ashley Pond Park. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com A participant at the ‘Black Lives Matter’ protest today at the Pond. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com Participants at the protest this afternoon at Ashley Pond Park. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.comlast_img