BLM March Organizers

Friday evening’s Frederick March for Justice organizes shown in the bandshell from left are Isaiah Spencer , Gabrael Moore, Alijah Gee, Amiyah Spencer and Akiyyah Billups.

Sitting in a loose semi-circle in a gazebo overlooking Baker Park, Amiyah Spencer, Alijah Gee, Gabrael Moore, and Isaiah Spencer checked off last-minute items Wednesday evening before they plan to march through Frederick Friday afternoon.

The organizers of the Frederick March for Justice are expected to bring thousands, to the streets of downtown to protest police brutality.

They're not releasing the route of the march, but have coordinated with the city and the police department, with Mayor Michael O'Connor planning to be among those joining the marchers, said Akiyyah Billups, another of the event's organizers.

Billups declined to provide her age, but laughingly described herself as the “adult supervision," referring to the young ages of Amiyah Spencer, 16; Gee, 22; Moore, 18; and Isaiah Spencer, 18.

Frederick officials are also planning for large crowds downtown Friday as part of a march to protest police brutality.

The Frederick March for Justice will lead to street closures and other changes, as the city coordinates with organizers of the event

The protest comes at the end of a week that has seen events across the country in the wake of the death of George Floyd while in police custody in Minneapolis. One officer has been charged with second-degree murder in Floyd's death, while several others have been charged as accessories to murder.

Several smaller protests and events have been held in downtown Frederick throughout the week.

While some protests in other cities have also included looting or vandalism, the organizers of the Frederick event are confident their event will not. 

“We intend for this to be as peaceful as possible,” Amiyah Spencer said.

Temporary road closures are expected on All Saints Street, Market Street, and 2nd Street, according to a city release Thursday. The release noted that other street closures may be necessary, and will be announced as applicable.

Parking will be prohibited on Market Street between All Saints Street and 3rd Street beginning at noon on Friday.

The Frederick event has drawn significant interest on Facebook and other social media, with several thousand planning on attending or interested.

Friday's event is scheduled to begin at Mullinex Park at 5 p.m. Friday and move through the streets of downtown to Baker Park. Participants are urged to arrive by 4:30, and masks are required for the event.

Billups said they'll have security on the march who can coordinate with law enforcement to handle any illegal or violent behavior.

“We are here to make a peaceful protest,” she said.

O'Connor said Wednesday that police are planning for the march, and haven't confirmed any reports of outside groups participating.

“The Frederick Police Department is aligning its officer resources to ensure the welfare of all residents during the demonstration and will be supporting the First Amendment liberties of our demonstrators,” O'Connor said.

“A Breaking Point”

The video of Floyd's death – with officer Derek Chauvin kneeling with his knee on Floyd's neck for more than eight minutes – was shocking, the group organizing the March for Justice said.

“It was a breaking point for all of us,” said Isaiah Spencer, a student at Frederick Community College.

They see it as a chance for a younger generation of activists to take action and make their voices heard.

There has to be a line where right and wrong are evidently clear, said Amiyah Spencer, a rising junior at Gov. Thomas Johnson High School.

“We want to be looked at as people,” she said.

Floyd's daughter, 6, is going to have to grow up seeing the video of her father's death, she said.

Her generation has grown up on social media, and is used to platforms where they can debate, argue, and get feedback, she said.

The group also discussed a recent event captured on video, in which Amy Cooper, a white woman in New York City's Central Park called the police on a black man after he asked her to put her dog on a leash, as required by the rules in that part of the park.

People have to understand the repercussions for people of color of having the police called on them, said Gee, a recent Bowie State University graduate.

“When they come, they come with their guns drawn,” she said. “They assume that we're a threat just because 911 was called.”

The unrest around the country is happening because police haven't been held accountable for their actions, she said.

“If police want to mend this broken relationship, they need to be held accountable,” she said.

The group will evaluate the situation after Friday's protest, but plan to stay active.

They'll form committees to figure out where they go from here.

“We're past equality. We want justice,” Billups said.

Follow Ryan Marshall on Twitter: @RMarshallFNP

Ryan Marshall is the transportation and growth and development reporter for the News-Post. He can be reached at rmarshall@newspost.com.

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bglotfelty

Hopefully it will only cancel one vote out. But maybe some, if you have votes, as you say. And they accuse Democrats of voter fraud?

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CheetoBenito

Trump is the weak man's idea of a strong man.

KellyAlzan

FNP Staff:

Look. If appears that you refuse to moderate the comments lately.

Pure bullying. Pure harassing.

The comments to this news story are. Prime example.

Yesterday I reported MULTIPLE comments. You turned a blind eye.

Why have rules if you won’t enforce them?

I suggest you turn off the comments. People being so mean to one another.

Kelly Q Alzan

Official Lead Commenter

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My child was slammed against the locker at an FCPS middle school and was told, "Get the " F" out the way cracker". We notified school administration and asked for more (any?) supervision in the locker room. Sadly, supervision never happened. People need to keep their behavior in check regardless of ethnicity.

KellyAlzan

Agreed.

awteam2000

My opinion,

No doubt that was a horrible experience for your child and maybe more horrible to you as a parent... Been there... I’m hoping we get to a better place. I see signs we will.

But your child hasn’t been looked at, and won’t be - from cradle to grave - as less worthy, someone to fear, to watch, to distrust all based on his color. Your child will never need to justify being where he is or isn’t, have to prove he deserves the same respect as anyone else. Police will always run to assist him, not to harm him. As a parent, that should make you feel more assured. He may have gotten bullied in middle-school, but ”white privilege”does have its benefits. He’ll enjoy it for the rest of his life.

CheetoBenito

aw-some post.

sevenstones1000

Police will ALWAYS run to assist him? Tell that to the old guy they just slammed to the ground in Buffalo.

awteam2000

The irony of a 75 year older “white male” being pushed to the ground, head busted on the curve, unconscious, blood running from his head, clearly no threat, no one coming to his assistance, his only crime was coming to the aid of, “Black Lives Matter”.

And there are folk on this thread that still don’t get it. We definitely need to get churches open and packed by Sunday!

threecents

Jr. High was Lord of the Flies for me.

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Jleftwich

Quote from Thump2012: "...and I am happy my votes will cancel out some of you."

So he IS part of the cancel culture! [innocent]

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b1sellers

So by your logic until there are protests of blacks killing blacks it is perfectly acceptable for police to murder black people.

Your comments are not surprising.

pstefansch

Just writing to say I support the cause.

Stay safe.

FyremanEd

When is the march for the 12 homicide victims in Baltimore in the past 7 days. Ahh that right it does not fit the agenda.

hayduke2

Come on man! Don't be bitter.

CheetoBenito

Why don't you organize the march. Stop sitting on the bench!

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hayduke2

Wow, this post is just sad. A very bitter, unhappy person posts this kind of garbage.

Joey Pesto

Did you hear what happened in Boston?

An unarmed teenage boy was hit in the head with the butt end of a firearm during a nonviolent verbal exchange with a law enforcement officer.

Word of the incident quickly spread, and within an hour, several people gathered in the area to protest peacefully. They shouted slogans, and business owners in the area closed up shop for fear of their property.

The law enforcement officers called for backup, and backup arrived in the form of heavily armed law enforcement personnel. They then declared the assembly unlawful and ordered the protesters to disperse. The crowd, in response, grew restless and hurled dirt clods at law enforcement personnel. Law enforcement responded by firing into the crowd. The first man killed was a black man.

If, while reading this story, you found yourself thinking that law enforcement was in the right and that the protesters should have dispersed. Then congratulations, you have fallen on the wrong side of history, siding with the tyrant king George III against American patriots. The incident occurred in 1770. The black man killed was named Crispus Attucks. The incident became known as the Boston massacre and was one of the key events leading to the American revolution!

girlpolitic

Please share the URL you sourced your accusation from. Search of both Boston Herald and Boston Globe reveals no one killed by police during protests. I hope you are not making this accusation up.

Robertday

Please read again

User1

He’s just trying to stoke the fires.

hayduke2

Read and try to comprehend what it says

User1

Fake news! Haven’t seen this ANYWHERE including the Boston paper. Maybe you would have been better of stating “did you hear what happened in Boston IN 1770?”.

jwhamann

A protest against Trump should take priority over this. You really can't get anything done while he's in office....

prg45fan

jwhamann, did you see what duky said about you at 1:35pm. You should listen to him.

hayduke2

Know it is hard for you to follow prg but the comment made at 1:35 was indented under thump, therefor it was directed to his comment. Try to keep up.

viperch25

the way the cops pinned him was wrong, but he was breaking the law to begin with. plus he was fighting with them from word one, but they didnt do what they did because hes black.they were not walking down the street, and saw him and went hey lets arrest him. no the store he was trying to scam with fake money called the cops. bad police procedure for sure. but not racism

hayduke2

Where did you get this? Certainly isn’t what bystanders or video shows.

gabrielshorn2013

Nor was it from the shop owner where it happened. He said he knew and liked Mr. Floyd, and that it got blown out of proportion when the police arrived.

viperch25

search for "Watch A Minute-To-Minute Breakdown Leading Up To George Floyd's Deadly Arrest | NBC News NOW" on Youtube. you can see the first two cops go into the store that reported the attempted crime. then go to his car. again i didnt say what the cops did was right. but it wasn't because he was black, and if so then why does his passenger. who is also black get up "with-out cuffs" and can be seen walking over to the side and later talking with one of the officers. theres no excuse for the way they pinned him to the ground. no arguments from on that issue.

viperch25

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VDd5GlrgvsE

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Reyna4

@corgikid you know it's kind of odd how there's no coined term for "white on white crime" because it happens all the time. Oh, that's right; the concept of black on black crime is used to gaslight us and try to divert the conversation away from racism. Can we get a tally of how many whites kill other white people per day/month/year? What about all the serial killers and mass shooters - do you know the demographics of those people? How many whites kill their spouses for insurance money? Hmmm. How about you have several seats?

thump1202

Any time I respond to the overt racist Nancy Day I am censored. I will not do so anymore, because it is clearly not allowed. My minority voice does not matter against a white woman, that is clear.

Nancy Day

What do you expect when you posts feelings of glee with the prospects of someones house getting torched? Poor dthump. wah, wah, wah.

thump1202

It felt good hating on a minority didn't it? Democrats love to do that, you're an expert at it, you practice it daily. Keep trying to keep my people down.

Nancy Day

Get well soon.

CheetoBenito

You're no minority. Unless nitwits are now considered.

prg45fan

Your medication isn't helping nance. Get your doctor to up the dosage before November.

Nancy Day

You and your feckless leader sure like to whine alot.

prg45fan

says the queen of the whiners.

KR999

[thumbup][thumbup][thumbup] prg!

awteam2000

Thump, You can feel comfort in they can’t take you ignorance away.

awteam2000

Sorry I meant ‘your’ ignorance away. My bad 🤗

prg45fan

just shows how ignorant you are aw.

CheetoBenito

Schnappy comeback!

awteam2000

Or can’t spell.🤷‍♂️

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melbell75

Are you honestly suggesting that it's okay for some police to commit criminal acts because other criminals do it? That is outrageous. White people also kill white people, and we aren't going to be hearing about that, either, because it is not the topic at hand. Taxpayer dollars are not being used to provide their uniforms, equipment, and training that result in those deaths. I am confident that the City of Frederick has police and members of the public that I believe can conduct themselves in a manner that we will all be proud of during the course of this demonstration, and we should be grateful to live in such a community. Clearly not everyone does.

Reader

"As peaceful as possible"? What does that mean, exactly? Is completely peaceful not possible? What exactly is being planned?

User1

Is that like “being a little bit pregnant”? Either you are or you aren’t so either it is or it aint’

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hayduke2

Strawman argument - not germaine to this conversation.

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wran

Well, it averaged about 3 per day last year.

girlpolitic

User1 has an excellent point about NOT releasing the route. We didn't reporter contact the police to determine the approved route and inform the public so they can avoid being snarled in roadway blockages?

Reporter did you inquire if the group obtained the required permit?

If they obtained a valid permit, all is good.

If they did not, were they deemed exempt under city code? If they were exempted ask the City to cite the appropriate section.

Sec 18-8 (b) (4) requires the triggering event that causes the public demonstration, occasioned by news or affairs coming into public knowledge within five (5) days prior to the event.

The death of Mr. George Floyd by incompetent, cruel and inhuman police officers occurred on May 25, 2020; eleven (11) days ago.

With so many road closures it certainly does not comport with “(A) the event occurs in a public area in a manner that does not unduly disrupt or inconvenience the public in the use of the area.

The County enforces an outdoor burning ban in the months of June, July and August. Why, because the risk is greater for the fire to become uncontrollable and spread because of dry conditions.

Allowing this event now is too risky, the peaceful protestors should understand this. The fact that they do not understand shows the immaturity of the organizers and the 36 year old, Ijamsville resident Akiyyah Billups. How do they explain requesting volunteer medics, having their own SECURITY and several persons on the Facebook page stating they are bringing “pepper spray.”

I pray all things go well but will not be surprised if chaos prevails.

To our mayor, you may need that new logo after all. The current city seal will be worthless if the "clustered spires" are destroyed.

Sec. 18-8. - Permits and exemptions.

(b) Exemptions. A permit is not required for:

(1) a funeral procession;

(2) students going to and from school classes or participating in educational activities, provided that such conduct is under the immediate direction and supervision of the proper school authorities;

(3) a governmental agency acting within the scope of its functions; or

(4) a spontaneous event involving a parade occasioned by news or affairs coming into public knowledge within five (5) days prior to the event, provided that:

(A) the event occurs in a public area in a manner that does not unduly disrupt or inconvenience the public in the use of the area; and

(B) the organizer or sponsor of the event provides written notice to the Mayor at least twenty-four (24) hours prior to the start of the parade or public assembly, or other prior notice as

awteam2000

Girl, “ (B) the organizer or sponsor of the event provides written notice to the Mayor at least twenty-four (24) hours prior to the start of the parade or public assembly, or other prior notice as”. This report states “ O'Connor said Wednesday that police are planning for the march,” That’s more then (24) hours. So logic would suggest the city was notified and fully aware of the planned event.

MFGA

(B) is a subsection of 4 and not a stand alone item. The question is if The City of Frederick has an appropriate application since it doesn't appear to qualify for an exemption. Numerous groups jump through the city hoops for their special events, so numerous city departments can review, prepare and sign off on the special events. The planned route would definitely be part of the application.

awteam2000

Not sure of your ‘point’ but okay 👌. But the protest will go on.

girlpolitic

awteam2000 – I do not disagree with you at all regarding the Mayor knew 24 hours in advance.

You must consider paragraph 4 in total.

To qualify for exempt status; the event can only be held within five (5) days of the triggering event not eleven (11) days. Exempt status should be denied.

Second consideration is the event must not unduly disrupt or inconvenience the public in the use of the area.

Streets will be closed, traffic flow disrupted businesses will be adversely affected and the organizer will not release the route to the public. The city has already boarded up all first floor windows from the inside at city hall.

As stated previously, if they obtained a permit all is good.

There are many parks large enough to allow congregation of like-minded peaceful protestors. But to close streets and divert traffic to allow large groups to roam city streets is a formula for disaster.

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(4) a spontaneous event involving a parade occasioned by news or affairs coming into public knowledge within five (5) days prior to the event, provided that:

(A) the event occurs in a public area in a manner that does not unduly disrupt or inconvenience the public in the use of the area; and

(B) the organizer or sponsor of the event provides written notice to the Mayor at least twenty-four (24) hours prior to the start of the parade or public assembly, or other prior notice as may be reasonable under the circumstances.

hayduke2

Come on girlpolitic - you are arguing against this - imagine what the chaos would be if the organizers did not try to do this officially. As to routes, why give outside groups ( and I AM NOT talking about left or right wing groups specifically ) an idea of where they could provide the biggest diversion . Don't like the idea, stay home and let folks exercise their first ammendment.

awteam2000

Isn’t the point of a protest, to disrupt from daily activities?

For centuries, on the right and the left alike, it has been an article of faith that, in moments of sharp civic discontent, you and I and everyone we know can take to the streets, demanding change. Some times it get rowdy like the ‘Boston Tea Party’. The First Amendment enshrines such efforts, protecting “the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” From the Stamp Act boycotts of the 1760’s to the 1913 suffrage parade and the March on Washington, in 1963, protesters have pushed proudly through our history. I’m proud that Frederick is doing their little but large part.

If you are not willing to be part of the protest,’don’t get it’, simply stand aside.

rnrbug

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sevenstones1000

Let me guess, “girl”- you are still looking for Obama’s birth certificate, aren’t you?

prg45fan

Let me guess stony, you still think Hillary won?

hayduke2

Again with the Hilary. Seek help for your infatuation with HRC...

threecents

Obama produced his birth certificate, but where in the heck are the tax returns Donald promised to release if he became president? Are they still being audited? That was never a real excuse, but so many believed it then and don't care about it now. Trump's genius is that he knows how limited his supporters are.

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Jleftwich

You cared enough to post about it. When are you organizing a demonstration?

Brennemanj66

Please remember to social distance, wear masks, and keep protest venues down to 50% capacity. We can’t have another covid spike

Joey Pesto

It would be a wise idea for the mayor, chief of police, police union rep., city council and county government to announce solutions that they are going to put in place to end this police violence madness. We need to hear our government come up with solutions not just lip service! Perhaps we all need to keep this in mind for the next local elections.

girlpolitic

Are you referring to the mayor of Minneapolis, chief of Minneapolis police, city council of Minneapolis and the Hennepin county executive? Otherwise it makes no sense. If you were referencing the Minnesota they should indeed. But don't expect anything drastic. Proving they are out of touch, consider the motto of the Minneapolis PD; "To Protect with Courage, To Serve with Compassion!"

MFGA

Mayor Con man is joining the protest, while, spending taxpayer dollars once again, protecting the citizens, boarding up city hall, disrupting traffic, and blocking access to businesses that have been hurt by the pandemic. That way, you and Aldeman Mac Shame can have a photo op showing how sensitive you both are...sure hope you're both going to show up for the marches organized by those youth protesting the abortion clinics who have deprived society of so many black lives. What potential contributions have been lost with them! Respect for all human life whether they are the elderly, have special needs, or are the children and the unborn children of our society...is about protecting the innocents and all of the innocents.

hayduke2

Not germaine to this article. [offtopic]

MFGA

If you're going to use big words you should use ones you can spell correctly.

Jleftwich

Good on these young adults for their efforts. All the best to them for a successful, peaceful demonstration. Gives all of us hope for the future.

rnrbug

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prg45fan

Lefty, please explain what you mean by "successful"? Thanks.

Jleftwich

When I wrote it originally, in my mind the words "successful" and "peaceful" were synonymous. Now that I think on it more, I'd like to see positive change result from rallies/protests like these.

What would success look like? For me:

- Every police department plays to the same set of sheet music when it comes to policy. Many agencies outlaw the very us of the tactics that killed George Floyd (i.e., knee to the neck). EVERY department should outlaw it.

- Cops need to understand they are not at "war" with their neighbors. The key word being: "neighbors". A lot of cops live where they work (or if they don't, maybe they should?). Treat everyone as your neighbor, to build trust. It's not going to be perfect, but it's a start.

- Better training. Look up Patrick Skinner. He's a cop in Savannah, Ga. He recently told a story about going to a call for a "domestic" in progress and dispatch tells him: "he's tearing up the house". That could mean any number of things: usually it's a husband beating his wife. Is he armed? Does he have a history? En route to the call, Skinner notices the call-back number on this screen. He calls on his personal cell, a lady answers, and advises that it's her autistic son who is acting out and is now in the yard standing there.

The point? A cop went just a little bit further to find out more about an unknown situation he was walking into. Now, he and fellow officers could approach the call with a different mindset, and de-escalate things.

- Dial back the militaristic look. There's no need to approach every protest march dressed out like you're going up against ISIS. Remember, these people are neighbors. Yes, there is going to be a tie and place for a heavy-handed approach, not at a peaceful protest. Look at the approach taken recenty by Genese County Sheriff Chris Swanson (source: https://eonli.ne/2MzYmEa)

gabrielshorn2013

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prg45fan

I agree with all your points JLeftwich. MOST of all that the officers should live in the cities that they are serving. Plus psych exams. Maybe a few more but that is indeed a great start.

CheetoBenito

Have you ever been successful? In anything?

prg45fan

frito, Do you ever have anything positive to say?

b1sellers

I agree. Hope for change too.

Deana519

I’m glad our young people are standing up and protesting these injustices!!! Kudos to you guys!!!!👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾

b1sellers

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prg45fan

What are those, taters? It is an honest question.

sevenstones1000

March will be 80% gray haired white women, 15% gray haired white men and 5% or less any POC or white people under the age of 50. Just like every other march or rally in Frederick.

I’ve been to them all and that’s who shows up.

hayduke2

Bet you are wrong on the makeup of this protest.

sevenstones1000

Well, we’ll look at the photos tomorrow.

hayduke2

Were you right about the crowd makeup seven???

User1

Yep, already seen buses coming up 270 from D.C. and west from Baltimorgue. Just a neighborHOOD event!

sevenstones1000

That is such a lie.

hayduke2

As stated, think you were way off on the make up of the crowd.

Whatsup

Well I'll be staying away from downtown this weekend.

Nancy Day

Make it permanent?

Nancy Day

taking delight in destruction, thump? you are no better than the thugs in the street - or that walking stool at 1600. must be so proud.

MaxHeadroom

You are a disgusting lump of excrement yourself

Nancy Day

min is just another tough little boy.

KR999

"Make it permanent?" Why do you insist on being so juvenile, sammy?

Nancy Day

the same reasons you insist on being a bigoted bully. now go away.

prg45fan

Nance and her fellow neverTrumpers are having a mental breakdown. It's only going to get worse. Can't wait to hear all their tiny heads exploding all across the country come November 3rd. It's going to be like an Independence Day celebration. This will be SO much fun!

Whatsup

What do you mean by that?

Business Owner

The kids and their sponsor should be congratulated for taking the initiative for pulling this march together. I pray it serves its intended purpose and is a positive experience for the entire community.

EcoLori

Agreed! I am moved by their young ages. They’re the hope for this country. I pray it remains peaceful.

prg45fan

Most everyone agrees with the remaining peaceful part.

b1sellers

Agree. They are the future :)

b1sellers

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MSAMV55

If the event does turn out to just be citizens exercising the right "peacably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances," then all is well and good.

If it turns out to be a prelude to violence, arson, and the ransacking of Market Street...not so much.

We'll see.

Dwasserba

No protest in MD so far has turned violent.

fnpreader123

"14 arrested, several properties damaged after Saturday's protests in Baltimore"

"...burglary, aggravated assault, attempted arson."

From WBAL's website, on Monday.

"They took a lot of my merchandise and cash. They took everything," said one store owner who was out late trying to clean up. The windows were smashed at his convenience store, a nearby restaurant and the Gallery." From Fox Baltimore on Sunday.

Chuck Jenkins

No no they’re right. That’s not violence it’s just property that should belong to everyone 🤦‍♂️

awteam2000

Wow, it sounds like the kettle boiled over and somebody got burnt. That’s actually limited damage compared to many cities.

Did you happen to see Trump calling out the federal police to attack peaceful protesters so he could clear away to take a ‘photo op’ in front of Saint Johns Episcopal Church? Now the White House is encaged. McDonalds now most throw ‘happy meals’ over the fence to the animal inside the cage.

prg45fan

Yes, it's just a little "wealth distribution" to the less fortunate. He should be proud to be part of the movement.

steelersfan2005

We will be there to support! We also will be there to make sure it remains peaceful, We do not want to see the rioting and the looting the other cities have faced in our own city.

User1

Nice to see these people practicing “social distancing” and wearing masks! I guess they all live together?

bosco

Those rules don't apply to protestors, only sheeple and businesses.[ninja]

Nancy Day

and drumpf voters

thump1202

The complete 180 once the protests started is quite remarkable isn't it? And like a true NPC many switched gears without a flinch. What a cult!

User1

Then don’t complain when Queen Wuhan Jan dictates that we are NOT going to “phase II” due to a spike. But your mostly right...”rules don’t apply to protestors”.

Jleftwich

"Queen Wuhan Jan" doesn't rhyme. In English, it's pronounced this way: https://bit.ly/2XCY5q0

[wink]

sevenstones1000

99.9 % of protesters are peaceful. There’s just a few bad apples. Like in the police. You know.

thump1202

99.9% of the protesters are exposing themselves to covid in the current conditions. Do you condone that? And at least you understand the police statistics, I believe over the past year there were 10 cases where a black man was killed by a white cop. Obviously a serious systemic problem compared to what happens every day in Chicaco.

sevenstones1000

You seem so concerned about the black community in Chicago. You should go there and work for better housing and employment conditions.

KR999

If Obama couldn't fix Chicago, no one can.

prg45fan

Why are you so apathetic stony? Doesn't it fit the narrative you folks have been pushing for the last four years? Orange. Man. Bad.

prg45fan

[thumbup][thumbup][thumbup] @KR

awteam2000

🤦‍♂️Could it be “Orange. Man. Bad.”

User1

How exactly will you make sure it remains peaceful? Business have already boarded up. Look at the Black Hog BBQ and city hall.

notconcerned

Excellent reporting - well written article - very informative.

User1

“Not releasing the route of the March” and why is that? To create as much confusion as possible? To create possible confrontations with those actually working in town? Let’s see how the city enforces the “masks required” aspect. Get ready to return to lockdown status in two weeks.

Nancy Day

Settle down and stop buying into the mass hysteria the sham president and fox fake news spew.

thump1202

The same mass hysteria you push from your radical left side every day?

Nancy Day

you are flat out lying, dthump

hayduke2

Hey thump- how come the turn around - your past comments were all for opening up and getting people out and about. Kind of hypocritical, no?

KR999

Hay, I believe User was pointing out the hypocrisy of the Left with his comment. Not that it's necessary, though, it's well known by all.

prg45fan

You're confusing 44 with 45 Sammy.

Nancy Day

Cheeto - and then lie about it saying it was an inspection. He's lost what's left of his tiny little pea brain.

thump1202

Nancy you are flat out lying, but FNP seems to love you, what did you do to get that status? I'd love to hear how white women manage to censor minorities like me. What do you do personally to enable that? Tell us all the details.

Dwasserba

Downtown is a straightforward grid of mostly one way streets which is only confusing if you don't know that. You can guess the route from the article.

Bart Rowe

100% support you. I will 1000% support you if you also make sure that you and all of your friends vote!

matthewboh

[thumbup][thumbup][thumbup] - Can't join but thank you for organizing this for the community

b1sellers

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BetteBrown

The organizers intend for this march to be peaceful. The freedom to have a peaceful demonstration is guaranteed by the Constitution.

User1

I wonder if these kids parents will be with them? Will the city be handing out mask to the protesters like other Dimocrat Mayors have?

Deana519

😩😩 you mean democrat😂😂

User1

Nope...Dimocrats...seem pretty “dim” to me.

francesca_easa

Thank you Bette. That's exactly how it should be. Let's hope no counter protesters or over zealous BLM thugs show up.

sevenstones1000

BLM thugs? Really? How about the Republican thugs you voted for? How about the thugs in uniforms who will certainly show up.

prg45fan

[yawn] @stoner

b1sellers

racist comment

jakereed

Protest is an important part of our system and something that's generally respected across the political spectrum. It's only when things descend into to violence and chaos that opinions start to turn against demonstrators. There are a lot of things I don't agree with but I'll support your right to say them as long as you aren't harming anyone. Maybe I'm being foolish but I think most people still feel the same way.

Remember, a righteous display of anger might play well on your Instagram feed but it will lose you more supporters than it gains in the actual community. And please, remember that people are attending these things from the outside just to destroy and create drama. Don't let them do it. Take a stand against it. We'll be the ones with a mess to clean-up after they've gone home.

User1

[thumbup][thumbup] exactly! It’s the outside “instigators” and those with different motives that turn these peaceful protests against the organizers. Just make sure there are no prestaged pallets of bricks or cases of water and gallons of milk sitting around the city. That in itself is a giveaway.

Jleftwich

Quote from User: "Just make sure there are no prestaged pallets of bricks or cases of water and gallons of milk sitting around the city. That in itself is a giveaway."

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2020. The year construction sites became a conspiracy. You REALLY want your mind blown? Dallas somehow knew about these protests back in February!! Look in the parking lot across the street in this Google street view: https://bit.ly/3czV5PB

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prg45fan

You should step away from the lamestreammedia lefty. They were staged in Kansas City, NYC, Fayetteville, Dallas and Frisco, Texas. Just to name a few. Look for the independent news reports. Also, when were the street views date/year stamp. Should be at the bottom of each. Then x out and look at the date stamp on the not street view. Do they match? I seriously doubt it. Since when has google maps EVER had up to date ANY view? Real time is not available to the masses. ONLY authorized government entities have access to that. Are you saying YOU have access to real time satellite views of Earth? If so please share with the masses. Thanks Hon!

prg45fan

https://www.lawenforcementtoday.com/report-piles-of-bricks-are-being-staged-in-cities-around-the-country-indicating-riots-are-planned/https://theaegisalliance.com/2020/05/31/pallets-of-bricks-pre-staged-in-flashpoint-cities-across-country/

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Jleftwich

PRG45: Here is an Instagram photo from June 1 taken from the vantage point of the parking lot of said pile of "pre-staged" bricks in Dallas that I linked in my previous post: https://bit.ly/2MuVE2H

hayduke2

prg - seek other sources before you post misinformation One of many -https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/pallets-of-bricks-protest-sites/ Yeah, I know Snopes is secretly funded by a billionaire who lives under a pizza parlor.

KR999

Hay, I suggest to read the link you posted and try to comprehend what it says, specifically:

"However, no evidence suggests there was a coordinated effort on behalf of government entities or billionaires to pre-place bricks on protest routes to incite violence during the demonstrations.It is possible that protesters themselves, perhaps antifa members, could have strategically placed bricks in easily accessible spots to facilitate causing property damage."

hayduke2

KR - too funny. I did read and comprehend the info in the link/ you apparently didn’t since you cherry picked a portion and did not include the last What’s Undetermined portion. Try to keep up

CheetoBenito

Yup. You gotta watch out for those "White nationalists" that show up and cause trouble.

Steve Neilsen

White nationalists get treated differently, apparently: https://twitter.com/jysexton/status/1268902022390169600?s=21

User1

You mean all the ones wearing “blackface”?

hayduke2

Hey user - did you see the info about the Boogaloo group of white supremacists who were arrested for the violent acts at protests- they were seen in several states

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