Neighbors in south Minneapolis thankful for peaceful Saturday night

Joe Mazan
Updated: May 31, 2020 10:48 PM
Created: May 31, 2020 03:12 PM

Many in south Minneapolis are thankful Saturday night remained much more peaceful in comparison to the nights of unrest amid protests demanding justice for the killing of George Floyd.

People at Incarnation Catholic Church held a food giveaway Sunday morning.

Members were pleased their community didn't have as many fires and businesses getting looted.

"This is my first day not crying I would say every 30 minutes, so it's very hard," church member Taryn Ellis said. "I think there's going to be a rebirth long term."

The Rev. Kevin McDonough says the community has a spirit of confidence, not fear.

"Neighbors were greeting one another with a sigh of relief," McDonough said. "I think most of us had a good night's sleep. Don't be afraid. I would say to all our neighbors come back into the city, come to the communities. When we can open our doors for worship come pray with us. Shop at the local businesses, eat at the restaurants when they open. We're here we ain't going anywhere."

The church helped feed more than 1,200 families on Sunday.  

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