Hundreds of people march across Ravenel Bridge for planned protest

Updated: Jun. 7, 2020 at 11:36 PM EDT
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MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (WCSC) - Hundreds of people marched across the Ravenel Bridge for a planned protest Sunday afternoon.

It was the ninth consecutive day of protest in the Charleston area calling for justice following the death of George Floyd.

Members of the Mount Pleasant Police Department including Chief Carl Ritchie joined in the march up the bridge.

“With the police department with us it sends a message,” one protester said. “It sends a message that we’re Charleston, we’re united, and we stand as one.”

The march started around 3:30 p.m. and ended around 5:30 p.m.

Police had earlier closed the pedestrian walkway and the far right northbound lane for the march.

According to officials with the Mount Pleasant Police Department, no issues were reported with the peaceful protest.

You can watch videos of the event below.

Hundreds of protesters continue with police on the Ravenel bridge. Lillian Donahue - Live 5 News is live now.

Posted by Live 5 News on Sunday, June 7, 2020

RIGHT NOW: Hundreds of protesters are meeting and will soon be making their way over the Ravenel Bridge. Rob Way - Live 5 News is with them.

Posted by Live 5 News on Sunday, June 7, 2020

Demonstrators first gathered in front of the playground at Mount Pleasant Memorial Waterfront Park where activists and police spoke.

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