Maleah Tuttle stood on the southwest corner of Town Square.

“Hands up!” she yelled.

“Don’t shoot!” the crowd around her shouted back in a bit of call-and-response that has sounded across the United States over the past week. At least 150 strong at its largest, the Sunday afternoon assembly was protesting the May 25 death of George Floyd.

Floyd, a black man, died after white Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin held his knee on Floyd’s neck for nearly nine minutes during an arrest for allegedly using a counterfeit bill. Chauvin and three other officers were fired, and Chauvin was charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter.

Floyd’s death has been met with nationwide protests, similar to the movements seen after the deaths of Eric Garner or Michael Brown, other unarmed black men who died at the hands of police.

“I think that as white-bodied individuals we have to take responsibility for the actions of our collective race,” Jackson protest organizer Luke Zender said.

Some of the protests in major American cities have resulted in violence. Police have fired tear gas and nonlethal rounds on protestors, some of whom have thrown bottles and other objects, and burned cars and buildings.

Jackson’s demonstration remained peaceful, with law enforcement observing from across Cache Street. Throughout the three-hour event, cars slowed to honk. A few drivers brandished signs reading “Black Lives Matter” in a form of momentary, mobile protesting.