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Remember the Florida lawyer posing as the Grim Reaper? He just joined protests in Florida

The Grim Reaper appeared at protests in Florida

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Daniel Uhlfelder, the grim reaper of Florida’s Panhandle, stalks the shoreline in his home of Walton County on May 1, 2020. He plans to make appearances at beaches across the state, having started with Pensacola on May 8.

Daniel Uhlfelder, the grim reaper of Florida’s Panhandle, stalks the shoreline in his home of Walton County on May 1, 2020. He planned to make appearances at beaches across the state. 

Courtesy of Daniel Uhlfelder

The lawyer who went viral for posing as the Grim Reaper at Florida’s beaches recently attended crowded protests.

What’s going on:

Attorney Daniel Uhlfelder went viral in April for dressing up like the Grim Reaper and visiting beaches in Florida. As I reported for the Deseret News, Uhlfelder planned to dress up to spread awareness about the coronavirus and how deadly it can be.

He wrote: “Many of you have asked if I am willing to travel around Florida wearing Grim Reaper attire to the beaches and other areas of the state opening up prematurely. The answer is absolutely yes. Beginning May 1 we will hit the road here in state. Please retweet and spread the word.”

But this week, Uhlfelder posted a few photos and videos of himself attending protests in Florida over the death of George Floyd, racial injustice and police brutality, according to Fox News.

He wrote: “Defuniak springs, Florida. Huge crowd. Stay hopeful and stay strong.”

Earlier in the day, Uhlfelder posted a video from a protest gathering in Miami. He also posted a tweet that included Florida’s total coronavirus case numbers, which was about 1,400 at that point.

More about the lawyer

  • Uhlfelder said he believes that his decision to pose as the Grim Reaper was his duty to society, as Ethan Bauerreported for the Deseret News. He planned the “Florida Grim Reaper Tour” to encourage social distancing and raise money for a potential political committee.
  • “When he’s finished here, Daniel heads back to his white sedan. He stows his gloves, mask, scythe and robe, stripping down to board shorts and a T-shirt, and slides behind the wheel. Over the next few hours, he’ll walk three more local beaches. He’ll inspire more intrigue than terror in a populace trying to escape the aridness of indoor existence.”