PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — While Saturday’s protest downtown turned violent, several events across the area Sunday remained peaceful.
There was still some vandalism downtown, but nothing like that of 24 hours prior.
Several businesses in Market Square are boarded up including Primanti Brothers and Starbucks and that’s just to name a few.
We also saw some vandalism on Sunday but it wasn’t nearly as bad as it was in Market Square Saturday.
A much smaller group of protestors took to the streets downtown on Sunday afternoon as they demanded justice for George Floyd.
Police stood by in riot gear, but this time it was peaceful.
The protestors message focused on justice, inequality and the use of excessive force, not just for George Floyd in Minneapolis, but for people in Pittsburgh as well.
Protestors marched through the city for hours Sunday.
They eventually stopped in front of the City-County Building and spray painted the streets with the messages of “I can’t breathe”.
“Police the police and serve and protect. All lives matter, but black lives matter too,” a protester said.”
“Because just like George Floyd, just like Antwon Rose, they weren’t prepared to die that day,” the protester also said. ;
The Union Trust Building was also sprayppainted on Sunday.
Even the ATM and ground was sprayed and a light post nearby with George Floyd’s name written on it.
The Key Bank Building was also vandalized.
We’ve counted at least businesses here with their windows boarded up and have seen a Pittsburgh Police cruiser circling around multiple times.
It’s unclear when these businesses will be back up and running.