People observe a moment of silence Tuesday night at Lundeen Park in Lake Stevens on the one-year anniversary of the death of George Floyd. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

People observe a moment of silence Tuesday night at Lundeen Park in Lake Stevens on the one-year anniversary of the death of George Floyd. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

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Remembering George Floyd

People gathered in Lake Stevens to mark one year since a death that changed the conversation in America.

LAKE STEVENS — About three dozen people gathered in Lundeen Park Tuesday night to mark one year since the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Floyd was killed by an officer later convicted of murder. His death incited demonstrations and conversations across the country, and in Snohomish County, on policing reforms and social justice.

Michael Adams of Granite Falls, founder of the Change the Narrative social issues group, and Chris Anderson, an artist and activist from Marysville, spoke at the event organized by the Lake Stevens Allies for BIPOC.

Participants placed flowers on the still waters of Lake Stevens to honor those who’ve died at the hands of law enforcement, organizers said.

“It was understandably a somber event but also yielded hope as we joined together in our remembrance of George Floyd and the countless others who we’ve lost to police brutality,” said Jessica Wadhams of Allies for BIPOC. “It was a moving and impactful event.”

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