Olney Medical Workers Pay Homage with ‘White Coats for Black Lives’ Demonstration

Dozens of Medstar Montgomery medical workers in Olney participated in a “White Coats for Black Lives” demonstration Friday afternoon.

For 8 minutes and 46 seconds, the medical community took a knee in silence to honor George Floyd, who was killed by a police officer in Minneapolis in that time duration.

White Coats For Black Lives demonstrations are happening outside of hospitals around the country. According to the movement’s website, its mission is “[e]liminating racial bias in the practice of medicine and recognizing racism as a threat to the health and well-being of people of color.”

MyMCMedia spoke to MedStar Montgomery  Vice President of Medical Affairs Dr. Fred Finelli and Assistant Vice President of Professional Services Nathan Barbo about the demonstrations:

Photos from the Demonstration:

Video Showing Medical Workers Kneeling in Silence:

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Deirdre Byrne

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Deirdre Byrne is a social media coordinator for Montgomery Community Media. She can be reached at dbyrne@mymcmedia.org or on twitter at @DeirdreByrneMCM.

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