I want to wholeheartedly commend the hundreds of people who peacefully protested in Natchitoches yesterday evening. Individuals from virtually all races in our community came together peacefully, respectfully, and prayerfully to not only speak out about the horrible atrocity which befell George Floyd, but to speak out against all violence again people based on race. I am proud of the citizens of the City of Natchitoches for showing the nation what a safe, effective, and meaningful assembly means.
As the leaders of the City of Natchitoches, it is our responsibility to make sure our community is safe, inclusive, and caring of everyone, especially in these trying times. Racism has no place in our community or in our country at any time. The City of Natchitoches will continue to strive to make sure ALL citizens in our community feel safe and protected. I am humbled to serve a diverse community and am truly thankful for the opportunity to have participated in these events.