Bronx rally celebrates Juneteenth, spreads positive message through peaceful demonstration

Protesters marched down streets in the Bronx Friday for a peaceful demonstration that coincided with Juneteenth, the commemoration marking a milestone in ending slavery in the United States.

News 12 Staff

Jun 19, 2020, 9:40 PM

Updated 1,440 days ago

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Protesters marched down streets in the Bronx Friday for a peaceful demonstration that coincided with Juneteenth, the commemoration marking a milestone in ending slavery in the United States.
The group marched down Story Avenue and chanted "Black Lives Matter." The rally organizer says she wanted police officers to know that they are not against them, but asked all officers to put any racial prejudices aside. 
The goal was to bring everyone together in a positive way through a peaceful demonstration and to let the youth know that they can spark change. 
“Everyone needs to know their history. They need to have more black awareness, more courses, more teachers that are having black studies. It shouldn’t just be a February thing. Everyone should know more than Martin Luther King, more than Harriet Tubman,” said organizer Destiny Allen. 
She says she hopes to hold similar gatherings like these once a month.


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