"No Justice, No Peace"

Wynta-Amor Rogers is the 7-year-old protestor whose passion has gone viral. The youngster tells the press why she was so intentional about her actions during a demonstration in Long Island over the deaths of 46-year-old George Floyd and 35-year-old Jamel Floyd.


Jamel was detained at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn, New York, where he died after law enforcement officials claimed he was pepper-sprayed. The details of Jamel’s case are not provided to the public in full due to an ongoing investigation into his death. Protesters came out to ensure that justice would be served if foul play was indeed a factor in the 35-year-old’s demise.

“I just want to make sure it’s not like the old, back in the day,” Rogers says to media when asked about her drive to go out and protest. The masses saw the 7-year-old in a video clip that showed little Wynta-Amor marching along with other protesters at a demonstration for George Floyd while shouting, “No justice, no peace.”

What caught the attention of the Internet was Wynta-Amor Rogers’ facial expressions and hand motions, which showed just how serious she was about the matter. Protesters also gave Wynta-Amor the opportunity to rally the crowd at Jamel Floyd’s demonstration.

“She said, ‘Mom, please let’s go.’ I said, ‘No because it’s wet outside,'” Wynta-Amor’s mom, Lakyia Jackson, reveals. “She said, ‘No! I want to go. I want to go.'”

Some have criticized Lakyia for bringing her daughter to Long Island’s protest. Jackson, however, remains unbothered by the scrutiny.

“The negativity doesn’t bother me because at the end of the day, this is what’s going on, and this is our future,” Lakyia tells the press. “We have to let our future see what’s going on, also,” she adds. “If not, they’re going to see it on their own, the harder way.”

Wynta-Amor hopes to be an activist like Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This 7-year-old is well on her way to her goal!

Photo: Wynta-Amor Roger/Instagram



Sarie is a writer and editor for BCK's Los Angeles division. She also shares stories on Medium that are meant to encourage thought and discussion. You can catch her outside enjoying nature and classical literature. Pop culture is pretty fun, too!

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