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Peaceful march planned for Saturday in Lafayette

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Posted at 8:38 PM, Jun 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-04 23:28:44-04

A peaceful march is being planned for Saturday, June 6, in Lafayette as a protest to police brutality.

Organizers say the march will begin at 10:30 a.m. at the Lafayette Strong Pavilion next to St. Barnabas Church on Camellia Blvd.

The rally will last until 11:30 a.m.

Those wishing to attend must wear a face mask and are encouraged to bring water, snacks, and signs.

Organizer Eden Sutley says of the march, "We will march peacefully down Camellia Blvd to protest police brutality, white silence, and call attention to Louisiana having one of the highest incarceration rates in the world that also disproportionately impacts black people. We welcome people of all political parties, all races, creeds, genders, sexualities, and ages to join us."

"The peaceful protest last weekend downtown was so great, and I'd like to continue that momentum this weekend with a march in River Ranch, a different part of Lafayette, so that the community there and drivers passing through can be confronted with the reality of these situations and know that people of all races, genders, creeds, and ages want to end police brutality and promote anti-racism in our community," Sutley said.

Speakers at the event will include Marja Broussard, the President of the Lafayette Parish NAACP, Bishop John Wayne Milton, poet Alex Johnson, and more.

For more information, visit the event's Facebook page here.

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