Mayor Brand Statement on a Weekend of Protests

Mayor Lee Brand released the following statement following a weekend of protests in Fresno surrounding the tragic death of George Floyd in Minneapolis:

“To the thousands of people who gathered along the streets of Fresno over the past three days to pray and march and speak out against injustice – thank you for showing the world that we can come together as one voice and challenge the status quo in peaceful and powerful way.  I am also proud of the way the organizers of yesterday’s event, the thousands who marched downtown and our police officers responded, showing dignity and respect for each other.  

“Once again, Fresno has been touched by the better angels of our nature and used a tragedy to achieve a triumph.  Together, we can overcome any problem as long as we pledge to continue the conversation in earnest and work together in harmony to bring real change to our community.”