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Couple Celebrates Marriage during George Floyd Protests after Canceling Plans Due to COVID-19

Olowokandi Fiyin
Jun 09, 2020
11:00 A.M.
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A couple had a memorable wedding ceremony when they met with people who were on a Black Lives Matter protest in honor of George Floyd.

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Dr. Kerry-Anne Perkins and Michael Gordon's wedding became one for the books when they intercepted a group of people who were protesting the death of George Floyd outside of Logan Square in Philadelphia.

A protester holding a sign commemorating George Floyd during the Hollywood talent agencies march to support Black Lives Matter protests on June 06, 2020 in Beverly Hills, California | Photo: Getty Images

A protester holding a sign commemorating George Floyd during the Hollywood talent agencies march to support Black Lives Matter protests on June 06, 2020 in Beverly Hills, California | Photo: Getty Images

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According to E! News, the couple was in the middle of a photo-op outside the Logan Hotel when they saw the protesters passing by on Benjamin Franklin Parkway.

Just before the newlyweds caught people's attention, [it was] reported that Xavier Young proposed to his girlfriend, Marjorie Alston, during a protest in Raleigh, North Carolina.

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They then decided to join the movement to show their love and solidarity and were captured by several media outlets, including Today.

As it turned out, Today captured the exact moment that Kerry-Anne and her newly-wedded husband shared a kiss and subsequently shared it to Instagram where it has gotten nearly a million views.

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Amid the love the footage got from users, several other people, who were also at the event, took to Twitter to share their own content.

While one person explained that the crowd stopped to cheer the newlyweds before they joined the march, another confirmed that the couple was taking photos before they saw the protesters.

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A third user uploaded two images while claiming that the moment was "so beautiful" it made her cry, and a fourth Twitter user stated that she felt happy that she was able to "capture this moment."

People divulged that Kerry-Anne and Michael had initially postponed their plans to get married to 2021 following the fast spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Speaking on the route they eventually took, Michael said that getting married while being a part of the protests over George's death made their wedding day "more memorable."

Just before the newlyweds caught people's attention, E! News reported that Xavier Young proposed to his girlfriend, Marjorie Alston, during a protest in Raleigh, North Carolina.

During a conversation with the news outlet, Xavier revealed that he and his fiancée had no plans of partaking in the protests as she is pregnant, and he had other plans.

Luckily, he was able to cancel his plans, pack a bag with the essentials – including the engagement ring – and pop the question successfully.

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