MANSFIELD -- In discussing the Black Lives Matter Rally protest Saturday in Mansfield's Central Park, let's start with what it was not.
It was not violent.
Hundreds of people of all ages came downtown for the three-hour rally, the brainchild of a group of young people angered by the recent policeman killing of a Minneapolis resident named George Floyd.
Unlike other cities -- including Minneapolis, Columbus, New York City, Washington D.C., Louisville, Ky., Dallas, San Jose, Calif., and Portland, Oregon -- Mansfield residents came together peacefully.
GALLERY: Black Lives Matter protest in Mansfield's Central Park
Photos taken before and during a Black Lives Matter protest Saturday in Mansfield's Central Park, a rally staged in response to the Minneapolis police killing of George Floyd several days ago. The three-hour event, planned by local young people, was peaceful and featured speeches, prayers, signs and chants.