More than 200 protesters demanding an end to police brutality gathered outside the Prince William courthouse and proceeded to march through Old Town Manassas for more than three hours in a loud but peaceful demonstration Monday afternoon.
The group was accompanied by police officers who worked to contain the crowd to the sidewalks as they marched, chanting: "Black lives matter," "Say his name, George Floyd!," "No justice, no peace" and "No racist police!"
Members of the group met briefly with Sheriff Glen Hill and sheriff's deputies outside the courthouse, which was shut down early Monday afternoon because of the demonstration.
Sheriff's deputies and jail officers from the Prince William-Manassas jail formed a line in front of the courthouse to block protesters from gaining access to the traffic circle at the court's entrance. The protest ended at around 6 p.m. without incident.