The mayor at an event held in front of city hall

Mayor Curry, Sheriff Williams Walk With Demonstrators, Say ‘Change Is Coming’

September 08, 2020
“We’ve got to find a way to come together," Curry said. "We’re not going to agree on everything -- that’s just not human history, human nature. We’ve got to find common ground.”

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – For the first time in more than 10 days of protests in the streets of Jacksonville, the city’s mayor and sheriff walked side by side with demonstrators Tuesday morning.

Mayor Lenny Curry told hundreds gathered to march with Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette from Jacksonville City Hall to the Duval County Courthouse that he was listening to their voices. The crowd cheered when he told them he ordered the Confederate monument in Hemming Park removed overnight and said “more change is coming.”