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Belizean artist attends Harlem walk in honor of George Floyd

Posted: Tuesday, June 9, 2020. 9:39 am CST.

By BBN Staff: Belizean artist, Harold Waight originally from Cayo, Belize joined other Black men in Harlem, New York in a walk to pay their respects to George Floyd.

Floyd was killed by police in Minnesota on May 25, 2020 and caused a wave of civil unrest against police brutality in the U.S.

Harold is the son of Harold James Waight Sr. and Miriam Anabela Waight from Cayo.

Aside from establishing a visual art platform for minority groups within the U.S., Harold and his creative friends Gabriel Garmon and Brandon Murphy have recently been featured in the world’s leading publication, Vogue magazine as one of the leaders in a grand march for an equal rights movement honoring George Floyd and the lives lost.

The organizer of the walk, Garmon asked Harold to assist in getting the word out and thousands of men and women gathered in suits last Thursday.

Harold will be assisting in leading another march around City Hall in New York to change the systems in place that enable racial supremacy in the U.S.

“We cannot make change happen if we are complacent with yesterday. We must act in the present for a better tomorrow,” Harold said.

The article published in Vogue Magazine said that the attendees were encouraged to wear their best (suits and ties) a dress code that the Black fashion-creatives would appreciate.

As the crowd of elegantly dressed men began and completed their march, the sidewalks were overflowing with people.

The march was held in honor and respect to Floyd as the event coincided with his funeral in Minneapolis.

For the artists, this is the start of a bigger movement.

 

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