Six teenagers organized and led a 10,000-person protest in Nashville against racism and police brutality Thursday — the largest in recent history, according to The Tennessean.
Jade Fuller, Nya Collins, Zee Thomas, Kennedy Green, Emma Rose Smith and Mikayla Smith — ages 14 to 16 — met on social media, Collins told Nashville’s WTVF news station.
The young women quickly bonded over their shared outrage over the death of George Floyd — the Black man who died last week in Minneapolis after a white police officer knelt on his neck.
On Thursday, people at the teens’ protest held signs that said, “Black lives matter,” “Justice for George Floyd,” and “End white silence,” according to WTVF.
“As teens, we are desensitized to death because we see videos of black people being killed in broad daylight circulating on social media platforms.