Black Lives Matter demonstration planned for noon today in Albion

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 6 June 2020 at 9:57 am

ALBION – A peaceful protest for Black Lives Matter is planned for noon today in Albion. Participants are urged to gather at the intersection of routes 98 and 31.

“We hope to bring awareness to the community and demonstrate our support of Black Lives Matter,” Marquise Riddick, the organizer, posted on Facebook. “We want Justice for George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and for every black person, past and present, that has had their lives taken unjustly.”

After the demonstration at the intersection, some of the group members then plans to walk down Main Street to the Orleans County Courthouse in honor of George Floyd.

Riddick urges people to maintain social distancing, wear a mask and bring a bottle to water to stay hydrated.

“If you do not feel comfortable protesting, drive by, honk, or wave in support,” he said. “We understand that there are more than one way to show support for the movement.”

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