The event organizer contended that even after the video footage showed protesters attacking the car that the event was “peaceful.”
Local 2 HOUSTON -Hundreds of people marched in protest to the George Zimmerman verdict on Monday.
A Local 2 camera covering the protest recorded the entire incident. On the video you could see Georgia sitting in the front seat of an SUV, she had her window down and you can see a man reach in and grab her. Georgia said she was hit.
The family is upset by the whole incident and thinks the demonstrators took things too far. Georgia filed a police report and hopes that things will quiet down. “It wasn’t peaceful,” she said. “It was terrifying.” Quanell X, the community activist who planned the event, told Local 2 he thought the protest was peaceful. He also said he gave specific instructions to participants not to break any laws and not to touch or harm anyone.The Houston Police Department did have a few officers on scene and told Local 2 it’s unclear how the demonstrators were able to get onto the freeway, but the officers were working to remove them.