A listener named Liz phoned in to On Air With Ryan Seacrest to share her experience peacefully protesting in the wake of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and the countless others whose names won’t be forgotten.
As thousands across the nation protest peacefully, Seacrest shared coverage is being lost amid the riots, looting and clashing also occurring from state to state.
“It was a beautiful thing,” Liz, who lives in Los Angeles, said of her experience before it turned chaotic. “[I was] overwhelmed with emotions seeing how kind and calm people were. … People were sharing different signs … directing traffic … [and] chanting calmly.”
Liz added there were a lot of families, with ages ranging from young to old, and that it unfortunately “went from this calm, peaceful walk … to all of a sudden we heard a lot of noise.”
Liz shared she then directed her attention to helping her neighbors and community members who had been affected by tear gas amid the protest being marred by violence and potential looting.
“We just started to just spray people’s faces and eyes [with water] and wipe them down,” she added.
Listen back to her story above to learn more and for ways you can help, click here for a comprehensive list of resources and chances to exercise your right to vote and also take a stand.