Carencro mothers stand in solidarity to remember George Floyd

Carencro mothers stand in solidarity to remember George Floyd
Posted at 10:22 PM, Jun 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-12 23:34:07-04

Protests in the wake of George Floyd's death have often featured hundreds and thousands of people, but a small group in Carencro is hoping to send a big message.

They are a groups of mothers, hoping to make a difference.

Since George Floyd's death, thousands have protested across the country, including along Avanti Drive in Carencro.

"The whole world has seen the video of George and have heard his cry for his mother. I thought what would be even better than that is to ask all the mothers to come out and join me. That's what we're doing this evening, I'm asking all the mothers right here in my neighborhood just to come and join me."

Elaine Dauzart organized Friday night's protest, which featured mothers standing at the end of their driveways for 8 minutes and 46 seconds, the same amount of time a Minneapolis police officer knelt on George Floyd's neck.

"Even in the midst and the face of death he cried out for his mother. A mother's prayer, a mother's love, it's so immense and this is just a small thing that mothers can do," said Elaine Dauzart.

For many mothers, the work is just beginning.

"I don't think the fight stops here at all, the fight has to continue and must go on," Caris Dauzart added.

Caris Dauzart, a mother of four, hopes mothers throughout Acadiana pay attention.

"Women are so powerful and mothers in particular have such a strong in influence on their children even at the point of death," said Elaine Dauzart.

If you're interested in taking part in peaceful protest this weekend, we have a list of upcoming events, click the link below.

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