Mike Espy, the Mississippi Democrat candidate for the U.S. Senate, will be protesting in the capital city this weekend.
“I will be joining Black Lives Matter Mississippi in Jackson on Saturday, June 6 at 3:00 PM CT,” Espy said in a statement.
.@CindyHydeSmith, will you join me this weekend as we continue in the proudest tradition of those that came before us, and peacefully protest against the injustice that plagues Black
— Mike Espy (@MikeEspyMS) June 3, 2020
Espy has been critical of President Donald Trump in the wake of the death of George Floyd and the subsequent protests and riots that have resulted.
“As leaders,” Espy said, “we must ensure that what people remember, what people talk about, what ends up in our history books — is the millions of peaceful protesters from not only across the nation but across the world who, in the words of Fannie Lou Hammer, are ‘sick and tired of being sick and tired’ and demand change.”
Espy has stated on multiple occasions that he stands with the peaceful protestors and has called for donations to bail out “peaceful protestors across the country.”
Together, we can support peaceful protesters across the country. If you’re able to, please consider making a donation that will be split across 38 community bail funds for peaceful protestorshttps://t.co/4H5mxyYLfa
— Mike Espy (@MikeEspyMS) June 1, 2020