Round Rock, Pflugerville residents to hold in-person protests, virtual vigils honoring George Floyd

Following a weekend of protests held in downtown Austin and throughout the country, Round Rock and Pflugerville residents have the opportunity to participate in community-led gatherings June 2. (Christopher Neely/Community Impact Newspaper)
Following a weekend of protests held in downtown Austin and throughout the country, Round Rock and Pflugerville residents have the opportunity to participate in community-led gatherings June 2. (Christopher Neely/Community Impact Newspaper)

Following a weekend of protests held in downtown Austin and throughout the country, Round Rock and Pflugerville residents have the opportunity to participate in community-led gatherings June 2. (Christopher Neely/Community Impact Newspaper)

On May 25, George Floyd, a 46-year-old unarmed black man, was killed in Minneapolis. His death followed actions taken by then-officer Derek Chauvin, who knelt on Floyd’s neck for nearly nine minutes after handcuffing and detaining him. Following a weekend of protests held in downtown Austin and throughout the country, Round Rock and Pflugerville residents have the opportunity to participate in two community-led gatherings June 2.

A virtual prayer vigil will be held June 2 at 7 p.m., featuring Pflugerville city leaders and pastors. Pflugerville City Council Member Rudy Metayer, DeChard Freeman of Abundant Life Church and Aaron Carter of Pflugerville First United Methodist Church are expected to participate in the virtual event.


In Round Rock, a small group of residents has gathered nightly since May 31 at the corner of Red Bud Lane and Forest Creek Drive. The peaceful protest is scheduled to take place again June 2 at 6 p.m. Participants are encouraged to show support for the Black Lives Matter movement, according to a Nextdoor post promoting the event.
By Kelsey Thompson
Kelsey Thompson is the reporter for Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto, where her work focuses on education, city government and community development. Originally from upstate New York, Kelsey relocated to Austin after graduating from Syracuse University in May 2019.


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